The noble French surname Decoteau is of local
origin, deriving from a geographic feature near where the initial bearer once resided. In this instance, the name is derived from the French word "cote," which, in a geographic sense, means "by the coast."
Early Origins of the Decoteau family
The surname Decoteau was first found in Languedoc
where this illustrious family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Decoteau family
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Decoteau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lacoste, Lacostes, La Coste, La Costes, Lacauste, Lacaustes, La Caustes, La Causte, De Lacoste, De Lacostes, De Lacauste, De Lacaustes, Coste, Cost, Coust, Couste, Caust, Costes, Causte, Caustes, Decoteau, Costil, Cotel, Coteau and many more.
Early Notables of the Decoteau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Decoteau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: B. Lacoste, aged 30; settled in New Orleans in 1821; Emily LaCoste, aged 22; settled in New York in 1822; Felix LaCoste, aged 29; settled in New York in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name Decoteau (post 1700)
- David DeCoteau (b. 1962), American film director and producer, known for Creepozoids (1987), Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991) and The Brotherhood (2001)