Early Origins of the Cournaux family
The surname Cournaux was first found in Brittany
, where the family was anciently seated in Cornouaille, a seigniory erected in favor of Brotherel d'Anger.
Early History of the Cournaux family
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Cournaux Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Cournaux is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Cournoyer, Cournot, Courneau, Cournaud, Cournaut, Cournaux, Cournauld, Cournault, Cournaulx and many more.
Early Notables of the Cournaux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cournaux family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cournaux has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cournaux were Elizabeth Cournoyer, an Acadian Exile on record in Cayenne, French Guiana in 1764; Augustin Cournoyer, who was on record in Iowa in 1837; Jean Bt. Cournoyer, who was naturalized in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1837.