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The Ducote name comes from that Medieval landscape of southern France known as Languedoc. The name Ducote was originally derived from the family having lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Ducote Early Origins



The surname Ducote was first found in Languedoc, where they are recorded as one of the distinguished ancient families of that region.

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Ducote Spelling Variations


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Ducote Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Ducote some of which are Cote, Cot, Cotte, Cott, Kott, Kote, Cotée, Cotet, Cotin, Coton, Cottet, Cottin, Cotton, Cotard, Cottard, Lacotte, Cotté, Cottu, Cottarel, Cottebrune, Cotner, Cottez and many more.

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Ducote Early History


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Ducote Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ducote research. Another 585 words (42 lines of text) covering the years 1595, 1472, 1656, 1735, 1613, 1600, 1707, 1810, 1841, 1789, 1472, 1564, 1626, 1604, 1681, 1656 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Ducote History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ducote Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ducote Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ducote Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Ducote. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ducote were

Ducote Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph R. Ducote, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1911
  • William Ducote, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Gibraltar, Spain, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ducote (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ducote (post 1700)



  • Eric Ducote, American actor, known for his work on Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), Escape Plan (2013) and Star-Crossed (2014)
  • Andrew Ducote (b. 1986), American Young Artist Award winning actor, known for his roles in Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999), Inside Out (2011) and The Secret Kingdom (1998)
  • Richard Joseph "Moon" Ducote (1897-1937), American baseball, football, and basketball coach, football and baseball player and football official

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Ducote Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ducote 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 10 July 2014 at 11:19.

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