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The prominent surname Marcotte originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Marcotte is derived from the ancient Latin personal name Marcus, which indicated that the bearer was a follower of Mars, the Roman god of war and agriculture.

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The surname Marcotte was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where they were formerly seated in a village at the base of the Alps, in the valley of Loire.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Marcoux, Marcout, Marcou, Marcoulx, Marcoutte, Marckoux, Marckout, Marckou, Marckoulx, Marckoutte, Markoux, Markout, Markoulx, Markoutte, Markou, Markoe and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marcotte research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1662 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Marcotte History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Marcotte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Marcotte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Leon Marcotte, who landed in New York in 1857

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  • Michael J. Marcotte (b. 1958), American politician, Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
  • Edward Marcotte, American professor of biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Élise Marcotte (b. 1988), Canadian two-time gold medalist synchronized swimmer at the 2011 Pan American Games
  • William Marcotte, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 18th District, 1902
  • Roland L. Marcotte, American politician, Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1953-54
  • Josephine C. Marcotte, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • Joseph Marcotte, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Dover 2nd Ward, 1956
  • Francois X. Marcotte, American politician, Delegate to Maine convention to ratify 21st amendment from Androscoggin County, 1933
  • Alfred J. Marcotte, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Claremont, 1938
  • Albert Marcotte, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Dover 2nd Ward, 1948

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  2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Marcotte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Marcotte Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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