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

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The surname Coutu was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Coutu, Coutin, Coutinet, Coutet, Couttet, Couton, Couthon, Coutou, Coutout, Coutouly, Coutisson, Cotin, Cotet, Coton, Cot, Cotard, Cottard, Coutil, Couture and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coutu research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1443, 1632, 1634, 1730, 1732, 1750, 1790, 1791, 1815, 1837, 1848, 1868, and 1876 are included under the topic Early Coutu History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 167 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coutu Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coutu Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Etienne Coutu was married in 1733 in Lavaltrie
  • Charlotte Coutu was married in 1742 in Lanoraie

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  • Taylor Leon Coutu (b. 1987), American professional LPGA golfer
  • Brandon Coutu (b. 1984), American football placekicker
  • Raymond John "Jack" Coutu ARE, ARCA (b. 1924), English printmaker, sculptor, etcher, engraver, carver, watercolourist and teacher
  • Jean Coutu (b. 1927), Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founder of the Jean Coutu Group, made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993
  • Jean Coutu (1925-1999), Canadian actor
  • Wilfrid "Billy" Arthur Coutu (1892-1978), professional NHL ice hockey player


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The Coutu Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coutu 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.

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