The noble surname Court'de'manches originated in the region of Maine, in France. Court'de'manches is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Early Origins of the Court'de'manches family
The surname Court'de'manches was first found in Maine.
Early History of the Court'de'manches family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Court'de'manches research.Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1663, 1678, 1690, 1691, 1698, 1702, 1693, 1703, 1769, 1782 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Court'de'manches History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Court'de'manches Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Courtemanche, Courdemanche, Courdemanges, Courte-Manche, Court-de-Manches, Courtemanchie and many more.
Early Notables of the Court'de'manches family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Augustin Le Gardeur de Courtemanche, who was a captain in the military. Born in 1663 in Quebec, he was brought up at the Quebec seminary and in 1678 left to enter the military, was honored in 1690, made lieutenant in 1691, and promoted... Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Court'de'manches Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Court'de'manches family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 150 individuals of the lineage who arrived from France onto Canadian shores. Although most settlers arrived during the nineteenth century, some immigrated earlier, such as Antoine Courtemanche, who married in 1663 in Montreal.