The history of the Cuviliers 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 Cuviliers family
The surname Cuviliers 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 Cuviliers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuviliers 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 Cuviliers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cuviliers Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Cuviliers is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Cuvelier, Cuvellier, Cuvilier, Cuvillier, Cuveliers, Cuvelliers, Cuviliers and many more.
Early Notables of the Cuviliers 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 Cuviliers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cuviliers family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cuviliers has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cuviliers 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.