Cuvilliers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the Cuvilliers 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 Cuvilliers family
The surname Cuvilliers 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 Cuvilliers family
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Cuvilliers Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Cuvelier, Cuvellier, Cuvilier, Cuvillier, Cuveliers, Cuvelliers, Cuviliers and many more.
Early Notables of the Cuvilliers 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...
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Cuvilliers migration to Canada
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Cuvilliers. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cuvilliers were
Cuvilliers Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- 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
- Augustin Cuvilliers, who married Angélique Miot in Beaumont, Quebec in 1778