The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Lecourtois. Lecourtois is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Lecourtois was first found in Burgundy, where this illustrious family was established in early times in a village in the department of Yonne, in the district of Sens.
Early Origins of the Lecourtois family
The surname Lecourtois was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this illustrious family was established in early times in a village in the department of Yonne, in the district of Sens.
Early History of the Lecourtois family
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Lecourtois Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Lecourtois family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lecourtois family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Courtois, who married Marguerite Berger in Quebec City in 1670; Denis Courtois, who married Barbe Arnault in Lévis in 1700; Simon Courtois, who married Marie-Jeanne Villeneuve in Charlesbourg in 1704.