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Early Origins of the Lecount family

The surname Lecount was first found in Limousin, where the family first originated as one of the distinguished families of the region. In Limousin, members of the family intermarried with other important families of the day, such as the Renon family. Many members of this family were well known for their contributions to the culture and politics of their respective communities.

Guillaume Couture, born in 1617, son of Guillaume and Madeleine (née Malet), travelled from Rouen, France to Canada in 1640. After his arrival he worked as a land clearer and as an interpreter for the Jesuit Fathers in Quebec. He married Anne Aymart, born in 1629, on 16th November 1649. They settled together in Quebec until Anne's death on 18th June 1700, and Guillaume's death in 1702. [1]

Early History of the Lecount family

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Lecount Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Lecount, some of which include Couture, Cousture, Coudure, Couturas, Couturat, Coutureau, Couturaud, Couturot, Couturier, Couturié, Couturière, Lecouturier, Lecouturié, Coudurier, Coudurié, Coudurière, Lecoudurier, Lecoudurié, Cousturier, Cousturié, Cousturière, Lecousturier, Lecousturié and many more.

Early Notables of the Lecount family (pre 1700)

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United States Lecount migration to the United States +

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 Lecount 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 Lecount were

Lecount Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Lecount, who arrived in Maryland in 1666-1750 [2]
  • Katherin LeCount, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [2]
  • Katerine Lecount, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [2]
  • John LeCount, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [2]
  • Anthony LeCount, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [2]
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Lecount Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel LeCount, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775 [2]
Lecount Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M LeCount, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • J J Lecount, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855 [2]

Canada Lecount migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lecount Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Ms. Mary Lecount U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 101 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lecount (post 1700) +

  • Terry Jerome LeCount (b. 1956), American former professional NFL football player who played from 1978 to 1987
  • Jean-Baptiste Sébastien Le Count, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Lieutenant Peter Lecount RN FRAS CE (1794-1852), British naval officer and a civil engineer, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, best known for his books on British railways

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. 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)
  3. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Jean-Baptiste Le Count. Retrieved from on Facebook