Early Origins of the Lecloutiere family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Pas de Calais at De Cléty a village in the arrondisement of St.Omer. The family were a respected member of Norman aristocracy for many centuries from their first reference about the 12th century.
Early History of the Lecloutiere family
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Early Notables of the Lecloutiere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lecloutiere family to the New World and Oceana
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 Lecloutiere 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 Lecloutiere were Zacharia Clouter arrived in Barbados in 1663 and may have been from the north, perhaps the maritimes or Quebec; J.B. Cloutier arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1823 and was listed on the New Orleans ship lists..
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