Early Origins of the lacourse family
The surname lacourse was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the lacourse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lacourse research.Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1525, 1568, 1879, and 1892 are included under the topic Early lacourse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
lacourse Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include 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 lacourse 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... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lacourse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lacourse family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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. By the same year 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 lacourse 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 lacourse were
lacourse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Marie-Joseph Lacourse married in Terrebonne in 1787
lacourse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptiste Lacourse, who married in Champlain, Quebec, in 1756
lacourse Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Antoine Lacourse lived in the province of Ontario in 1856
- François Lacourse worked in Bruyères, Quebec, in 1861