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Where did the French Descoteaux family come from? What is the French Descoteaux family crest and coat of arms? When did the Descoteaux family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Descoteaux family history?

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

First found in Poitou.


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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.

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Another 130 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Descoteaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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


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  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Descoteaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Descoteaux 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.

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