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The noble surname Courdemanche originated in the region of Maine, in France. Courdemanche is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Courdemanche Early Origins



The surname Courdemanche was first found in Maine.

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Courdemanche Spelling Variations


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Courdemanche Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Courtemanche, Courdemanche, Courdemanges, Courte-Manche, Court-de-Manches, Courtemanchie and many more.

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Courdemanche Early History


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Courdemanche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Courdemanche research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1678, 1690, 1691, 1698, 1702, 1693, 1703, 1769, 1782 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Courdemanche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Courdemanche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Courdemanche Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Augustin Le Gardeur de Courtemanche, who was a captain in the military. Born in 1663 in Quebec, he was brought up at the Quebec seminary and in 1678 left to enter the military, was honored in 1690, made lieutenant in 1691, and promoted...

Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Courdemanche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 150 individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores. Although most settlers arrived during the nineteenth century, some immigrated earlier, such as Antoine Courtemanche, who married in 1663 in Montreal.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Courdemanche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Courdemanche 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 17 July 2013 at 09:01.

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