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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."

Decoteau Early Origins



The surname Decoteau was first found in Languedoc where this illustrious family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Decoteau Spelling Variations


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Decoteau Spelling Variations



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.

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Decoteau Early History


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Decoteau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decoteau research. Another 368 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1593, 1650, 1696, 1700, 1704, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1808, 1816, and 1877 are included under the topic Early Decoteau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Decoteau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Decoteau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decoteau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Decoteau (post 1700)


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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)

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