Ducos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ducos family

The surname Ducos was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this prominent family was established in ancient times.

The family became even more prominent through contributions by its members to the society and to their respective communities, and also through many alliances with other important families of the day. An important alliance was formed between the branch Duquet and the Mercier family of St. Sulpice in Paris. The branch Duchat d'Aubigny was ennobled in Metz, Lorraine in 1721.

Denis Duquet, born in 1612, settled in Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Catherine Gautier, born in 1627, on 13th May 1638. They had one son, Pierre Duquet, and he married Anne La Marre in Quebec on 23rd August 1666. [1]

Important Dates for the Ducos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ducos research. Another 24 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1721 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Ducos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ducos Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducquette, Duquette, Duquète, Ducquet, Duquet, Duquais, Duchet, Duchez, Duchey, Duchette, Duchais, Duché and many more.

Early Notables of the Ducos family (pre 1700)

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Ducos migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ducos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Augustin Ducos, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1830 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ducos (post 1700)

  • Nicolas Ducos, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 24) Nicolas Ducos. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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