The history of the De toulouse family goes back to the Medieval landscape of southern France, to a region known as Languedoc
. It is derived from the family living in the city of Toulouse, one of the major urban centers in the south of France.
Early Origins of the De toulouse family
The surname De toulouse was first found in Languedoc
where they held a family seat
as members of the aristocracy in that region. The main line of the Toulouse family emerged as the Comtes de Lautrec.
The first of this line was Raymond I, Count of Toulouse (died 865) who was the Count of Limoges, Rouergue, Quercy, Toulouse and Albi. On his death, his brother Fredelo, (Fredelo, Fridolo, or Frigidolo) who died in 852 assumed the title and some regard him as the first Count of Toulouse (844-852.) This line survived until Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (1197-1249.) Shortly after his death, the county was annexed by France.
Early History of the De toulouse family
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De toulouse 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 De toulouse include Toulouse, Toulous, Tolouse and others.
Early Notables of the De toulouse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De toulouse family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 De toulouse 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 De toulouse were Rene Toulouse arrived in Quebec from Languedoc