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lacour Early Origins



The surname lacour was first found in Languedoc.

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lacour Spelling Variations


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lacour Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name lacour, 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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lacour Early History


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lacour Early History



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

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lacour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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lacour Early Notables (pre 1700)



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...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lacour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name lacour has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lacour were

lacour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles LaCour, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724

lacour Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marie La Cour, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Ovide La Cour, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Pierre La Cour, aged 23, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Aminat la Cour, aged 70, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Niels la Cour, aged 72, who settled in America, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name lacour (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name lacour (post 1700)



  • Nat LaCour, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2004, 2008
  • Louis Charles LaCour (1927-1975), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1961-69
  • Niels la Cour (b. 1944), Danish composer
  • Poul la Cour (1846-1908), Danish scientist, inventor, and educationalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The lacour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lacour 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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