The noble surname Courtemanche originated in the region of Maine, in France. Courtemanche 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.
Early Origins of the Courtemanche family
The surname Courtemanche was first found in Maine.
Early History of the Courtemanche family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Courtemanche 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 Courtemanche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Courtemanche Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Courtemanche, Courdemanche, Courdemanges, Courte-Manche, Court-de-Manches, Courtemanchie and many more.
Early Notables of the Courtemanche family (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 Courtemanche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Courtemanche family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Courtemanche Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Anthoine Courtemanche, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
- Mr. Antoine Courtemanche, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Jérôme Le Royer, arriving on 8th June 1659 CITATION[CLOSE]
Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
- Antoine Courtemanche, who married in 1663 in Montreal
- Anne Courtemanche married in 1686 in Pte-aux-Trembles, Quebec
Courtemanche Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Pierre Courtemanche lived in Longue-Pointe in 1733
Courtemanche Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Narcisse Courtemanche was a trader in Côte-Visitation, Quebec in 1891
Contemporary Notables of the name Courtemanche (post 1700)
- Joseph-Israel Courtemanche, French author of "Bibliographie Généalogique de la famille Courtemanche 1663-1893" ("Genealogical Bibliography of the Courtemanche family")
- Michel Courtemanche (b. 1964), Québécois comedian and actor
- David Courtemanche (b. 1964), Canadian politician, Mayor of Greater Sudbury (2003-2006)
- Gil Courtemanche (1943-2011), Canadian journalist for the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir who specialized in third-world and international politics
- Henri Courtemanche PC (1916-1986), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Labelle (1949-1953)