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lacour History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the lacour family


The surname lacour was first found in Languedoc.

Early History of the lacour family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the lacour family (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...
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Migration of the lacour family to the New World and Oceana


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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

Contemporary Notables of the name lacour (post 1700)


  • Nat LaCour, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2004, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Louis Charles LaCour (1927-1975), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1961-69 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Niels la Cour (b. 1944), Danish composer
  • Poul la Cour (1846-1908), Danish scientist, inventor, and educationalist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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