Couture History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Couture family

The surname Couture was first found in Limousin, where the family first originated as one of the distinguished families of the region. In Limousin, members of the family intermarried with other important families of the day, such as the Renon family. Many members of this family were well known for their contributions to the culture and politics of their respective communities.

Guillaume Couture, born in 1617, son of Guillaume and Madeleine (née Malet), travelled from Rouen, France to Canada in 1640. After his arrival he worked as a land clearer and as an interpreter for the Jesuit Fathers in Quebec. He married Anne Aymart, born in 1629, on 16th November 1649. They settled together in Quebec until Anne's death on 18th June 1700, and Guillaume's death in 1702. [1]

Early History of the Couture family

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Couture Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Couture include Couture, Cousture, Coudure, Couturas, Couturat, Coutureau, Couturaud, Couturot, Couturier, Couturié, Couturière, Lecouturier, Lecouturié, Coudurier, Coudurié, Coudurière, Lecoudurier, Lecoudurié, Cousturier, Cousturié, Cousturière, Lecousturier, Lecousturié and many more.

Early Notables of the Couture family (pre 1700)

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United States Couture migration to the United States +

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Couture were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Couture were

Couture Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Clara Couture, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Jeam B. Couture, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Couture Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jennie Couture, aged 8, who immigrated to the United States from Leicester, in 1903
  • Mathilde Couture, aged 5, who landed in America from Lourdes, France, in 1907
  • Pauline Couture, aged 36, who immigrated to the United States from Lourdes, France, in 1907
  • Jean Couture, aged 3, who settled in America from Lourdes, France, in 1907
  • Romain Couture, aged 19, who landed in America from Beron, France, in 1907
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Canada Couture migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Couture Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Guillaume Couture, son of Guillaume and Madeleine, who married Anne Aymard, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 18th November 1649 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Couture, son of Guillaume and Anne, who married Anne Marette, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 12th February 1686 [2]
  • Guillaume Couture, son of Guillaume and Anne, who married Marie-Madeleine Côté, daughter of Martin and Suzanne, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 4th February 1691 [2]
  • Joseph Couture, son of Guillaume and Anne, who married Jeanne-Marie Huard, daughter of Jean and Anne-Marie, in Lévis, Quebec on 13th June 1695 [2]
  • Eustache Couture, son of Guillaume and Anne, who married Marguerite Bégin, daughter of Louis and Jeanne, in Lévis, Quebec on 7th November 1695 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Couture Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Guillaume Couture, son of Guillaume and Anne, who married Nicolas Bouffard, daughter of Jacques and Margeurite, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 5th July 1703 [2]
  • Augustin Couture, son of Guillaume and Marie-Madeleine, who married Élisabeth Turgeon, daughter of Zacharie and Élisabeth, in Beaumont, Quebec on 12th January 1723 [2]
  • Pierre Couture, son of Guillaume and Marie-Madeleine, who married Marguerite Bouffard, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite-Anne, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 24th November 1727 [2]
  • Augustin Couture, son of Joseph and Jeanne, who married Élisabeth Carrier, daughter of Ignace and Pérrine-Geneviève, in Lévis, Quebec on 8th November 1728 [2]
  • Joseph Couture, son of Charles and Marie-Anne, who married Angélique Roy, daughter of Guillaume and Angélique, in Beaumont, Quebec on 13th November 1731 [2]
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Couture Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Louis Couture, aged 72, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1905
  • Ernestine Couture, aged 50, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1921
  • Julienne Couture, aged 21, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1921

Contemporary Notables of the name Couture (post 1700) +

  • Harmidas Couture, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1918 [3]
  • Randy Duane Couture (b. 1963), American actor, retired mixed martial artist
  • Jacques Joseph Couture, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Guillaume Martin Couture (1732-1799), French architect, Rouennais
  • Thomas Couture (1815-1879), French painter
  • Charlélie Couture (b. 1956), born Charles Elie Bertrand Couture, a French musician and multi-disciplinary artist
  • Thomas Couture (1815-1879), French history painter and teacher
  • Pierre Julien Couture, French mining executive
  • Jean Desire Couture, French mining and energy executive
  • Maurice Couture GOQ (1926-2018), Canadian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Québec (1990–2002)
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  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 13) Jacques Couture. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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