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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


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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.

First found in Languedoc.


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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.

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Another 95 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early La Coursiere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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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  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The La Coursiere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The La Coursiere 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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