Moliere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Moliere name was a habitational name, taken on by a person who lived at Molière in the French province of Gascogne.
Early Origins of the Moliere family
The surname Moliere was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
Important Dates for the Moliere family
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Moliere Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Moliere is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Moliere, Molière, Mollière, Maulière, Maullière, De Molière, De Mollière, De Maulière, De Maullière, Molières, Mollières, De Molières, De Mollières, De Maulières, De Maullières, Maulières, Maullières, De Moleriis, Molère, Mollère, Maulère and many more.
Early Notables of the Moliere family (pre 1700)
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Moliere migration to the United States
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Moliere were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Moliere were
Moliere Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jose Moliere, aged 18, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1859 
- Juan Moliere, aged 61, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1859 
Contemporary Notables of the name Moliere (post 1700)
- Marinus Jan Granpré Molière (1883-1972), Dutch architect and professor at the Delft University of Technology, understood to be the founder of the Traditionalist School
- ^ 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)