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Noble surnames, such as Decourcelles, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Decourcelles, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgogne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, and names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Decourcelles family originally derived its surname from the place named Courcelles, in the province of Bourgogne.

Decourcelles Early Origins



The surname Decourcelles was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this distinguished family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Decourcelles Spelling Variations


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Decourcelles Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Courcelles, Courcelle, Courcele, Courceles, Courtcelles, Courtcelle, Courtcele, Courtceles, Courscelles, Courscelles, Courscele, Coursceles, Corcelles, Courcell, Courtcell, Coursolle, Coursel, de Courcelles and many more.

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Decourcelles Early History


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Decourcelles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Decourcelles research. Another 329 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1418, 1439, 1514, 1600, 1700, 1586, 1659, 1626, 1698, 1665 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Decourcelles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Decourcelles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Decourcelles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Decourcelles 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 were:

Decourcelles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dufour DeCourcelles, who landed in Louisiana in 1718

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Decourcelles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Decourcelles Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2014 at 14:05.

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