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Where did the French Courcelles family come from? What is the French Courcelles family crest and coat of arms? When did the Courcelles family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Courcelles family history?

Noble surnames, such as Courcelles, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Courcelles, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgogne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, and names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Courcelles family originally derived its surname from the place named Courcelles, in the province of Bourgogne.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Courcelles, Courcelle, Courcele, Courceles, Courtcelles, Courtcelle, Courtcele, Courtceles, Courscelles, Courscelles, Courscele, Coursceles, Corcelles, Courcell, Courtcell, Coursolle, Coursel, de Courcelles and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Courcelles research. Another 329 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1439, 1514, 1600, 1700, 1586, 1659, 1626, 1698, 1665 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Courcelles History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 57 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Courcelles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Courcel, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719; Peter Courcell, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1806; and Mary Catharine Coursol, who was naturalized in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1831. Jacques Coursol, married Marguerite-Renée Monteil in Verchères, Quebec in 1727.

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The Courcelles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Courcelles Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 11 July 2014 at 14:05.

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