The history of the Cuvelliers family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy
. It is derived from the family living in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Cuvelliers family
The surname Cuvelliers was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family held a family seat
since early times.
Early History of the Cuvelliers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuvelliers research.Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1766, 1809, 1824, 1803, 1836, 1847, 1876, 1813 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Cuvelliers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cuvelliers Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Cuvelliers, some of which include Cuvelier, Cuvellier, Cuvilier, Cuvillier, Cuveliers, Cuvelliers, Cuviliers and many more.
Early Notables of the Cuvelliers family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Cuvelier, a "trouvère" and the author of "Chronique de Bertrand du Guesclin"; Eugène Cuvellier, who was born in Paris in 1813... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cuvelliers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cuvelliers family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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 Cuvelliers 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 Cuvelliers were Philippe-Augustin Cuvilliers, the son of Jean-Philippe and Jacqueline Carpentier of Penin, in the diocese of Arras, who married Marie-Anne Chevalier in 1755 in Quebec City, and Augustin Cuvilliers, who married Angé.