lacourciere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the lacourciere family

The surname lacourciere was first found in Languedoc.

Early History of the lacourciere family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lacourciere research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1525, 1568, 1879, and 1892 are included under the topic Early lacourciere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

lacourciere Spelling Variations

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 lacourciere, 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 lacourciere 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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Canada lacourciere migration to Canada +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name lacourciere has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name lacourciere were

lacourciere Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ovide Rivard Lacourcière worked in Batiscan, Quebec in 1862
  • Alexis Lacourcière was a blacksmith in Nancy, Quebec, in 1891

Contemporary Notables of the name lacourciere (post 1700) +

  • Honorable Maurice-Norbert Lacourciere, Canadian Justice at the Court of Appeal in Toronto, Ontario


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