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The surname Descoteaux was first found in Poitou.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Descoteaux, Descouteaux, Des Couteaux, Des Coteaux, D'Escouteaux, D'Escoteaux, Descotes and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Descoteaux research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1654, 1689, 1699, and 1716 are included under the topic Early Descoteaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family at this time was François-Pignon Descoteaux, originally from Thouars (Deux-Sèvres), where he was born at the beginning of the seventeenth century. He became a musician and specialized in the oboe and the musette, and joined the musicians of the King's Chamber in January 1654. He had a...

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Descoteaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Philip Edward Descoteaux, aged 26, who arrived in New York, in 1917

Descoteaux Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Marie-Angelique Descoteaux married in 1725 in Quebec
  • Madeleine Descoteaux married in 1728 in Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec
  • François Descoteaux married in 1760 in Yamachiche
  • Euphrosine Descoteaux married in 1798 in Yamachiche

Descoteaux Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Valentine Descoteaux, aged 20, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1923
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  • Norm Descoteaux (b. 1948), retired Canadian professional WHA ice hockey player for the Quebec Nordiques
  • Bernard Descôteaux (b. 1947), Québécois journalist
  • Joseph-Félix Descôteaux (1863-1931), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Nicolet in the Canadian House of Commons from 1923 to 1930
  • Pierre Descoteaux (b. 1952), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Groulx (2003-2007)
  • Matthieu Descoteaux (b. 1977), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey defenceman who played from 1997 to 2009
  • Claude Descoteaux, Canadian executive Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce for the province of Quebec
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    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    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. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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