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Early Origins of the Couturier family

The surname Couturier 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 Couturier family

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Couturier 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 Couturier 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 Couturier family (pre 1700)

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Couturier Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Couturier is the 711st most popular surname. [2] However, in France, the name Couturier is ranked the 277th most popular surname with an estimated 14,122 people with that name. [3]

United States Couturier migration to the United States +

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Couturier has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Couturier were

Couturier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jeanne Couturier, who settled in New York State in 1700-01
  • Mr. Couturier, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [4]
  • Mrs. Couturier, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724 [4]
Couturier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Couturier, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Jacob and Louis Couturier, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

Canada Couturier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Couturier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Francois Couturier, who landed in Quebec in 1673
  • Mr. François Couturier, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 4th May 1673 [5]
  • François Couturier, son of Jean and Marie, who married Louise Campeau, daughter of Etienne and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 20th September 1689 [6]
  • Gilles Couturier married Jeanne Moral in Sorel, Quebec on 9th December 1691 [6]
Couturier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Couturier, son of Michel and Marie, who married Marguerite Payet, daughter of Pierre and Louise, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 11th January 1700 [6]
  • Jean-Baptiste Couturier, son of Gilles and Marie-Jeanne-Élisabeth, who married Jeanne Renou, daughter of François and Marguerite, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 17th May 1705 [6]
  • Pierre Couturier, son of Gilles and Marie-Anne-Élisabeth, who married Gertrude Maugras, daughter of Jacques and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 1st May 1705 [6]
  • Jean-François Couturier, son of François and Louise, who married Louise Hayot, daughter of Louis and Marie-Louise, in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec on 11th December 1714 [6]
  • Denis-Joseph Couturier, son of Jacques and Catherine, who married Thérèse Hamel, daughter of Jean-François and Félicité, in Deschambault-Grondines, Quebec on 13th April 1733 [6]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Couturier (post 1700) +

  • Ernst Albert Couturier (1869-1950), American cornet player, feature soloist/headline act on cornet, composer, inventor and brass band instrument manufacturer
  • Sean Couturier (b. 1992), American-born, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Robert Couturier (b. 1955), French architect and decorator
  • Paul Vaillant Couturier (1892-1937), French author, journalist and politician
  • Damien Couturier (b. 1981), French rugby league player
  • Marie-Claude Vaillant Couturier (1912-1996), member of the French
  • Malik Couturier (b. 1982), French football defender
  • Paul Irénée Couturier (1881-1953), French priest and a promoter of the concept of Christian unity
  • Marie-Alain Couturier (1897-1954), French Dominican friar and famed designer of stained glass windows
  • Robert Couturier (1905-2008), French sculptor
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  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from
  6. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook