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The surname La Coursiere was first found in Languedoc.

Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name La Coursiere, including Lacourse, Lacour, Lacoursier, Cours, La Cours, De Cours, Course, Coursier, Courcier, Courcière, Coursière, La Courcière, La Coursière, Lacourciere, Lacourcière, Lacoursiere and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our La Coursiere research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1525, 1568, 1879, and 1892 are included under the topic Early La Coursiere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family name at this time was Maurice-Louis-Alexandre Coursier, a general. Born in Reims in 1879, he became a captain in 1911 and was in charge of heavy artillery during fighting in 1914. He was made a Colonel in 1930 and commander of the 107th regiment...

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

La Coursiere Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • François Lacoursière worked in Grand Pré, Quebec in 1861
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  • Nathan LaCoursiere, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2000
  • Jacques Lacoursiere, Canadian judge at the Superior Court of Quebec and lives in Trois-Rivières
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    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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