Cuvillier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Cuvillier 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 Cuvillier family

The surname Cuvillier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat since early times.

Important Dates for the Cuvillier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuvillier research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1766, 1809, 1824, 1803, 1836, 1847, 1876, 1813 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Cuvillier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuvillier 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 Cuvillier include Cuvelier, Cuvellier, Cuvilier, Cuvillier, Cuveliers, Cuvelliers, Cuviliers and many more.

Early Notables of the Cuvillier 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 Cuvillier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuvillier migration to the United States

Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Cuvillier 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 Cuvillier were

Cuvillier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Cuvillier, who arrived in New York in 1824 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuvillier (post 1700)

  • Louis A. Cuvillier, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1907-09, 1911-13, 1920, 1922-33, 1935, Defeated, 1909, 1920, 1933 [2]
  • Jean Cuvillier (1899-1969), French geologist and paleontologist
  • Philippe Cuvillier, diplomat, Avon

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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