Soucy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Soucy surname is thought to be a habitational name derived from a place name in France.

Early Origins of the Soucy family

The surname Soucy was first found in Champagne, were the family was established in early times.

The members of the family settled in parishes in the departments of Yonne and Aisne. Several members of the family distinguished themselves through their respective accomplishments. Among them, was Étienne Souciet, a Jesuit and the son of a lawyer in Paris. He was born in Bourges in 1671 and died in 1744. He was known for the essays which he wrote. His brother, Étienne-Augustin Souciet was also a Jesuit. He also died in 1744, two days after his brother, at the college, Louis-le-Grand, where he was a professor of theology. Among his works is "Poèmes sur les Comètes," published in Caen in 1710.

Jean Soucy, son of Claude and Françoise, is identified with the Lavigne of the Company of Grandfontaine, of the Regiment of Carigan. He arrived in Canada in 1665 and after settling in Quebec he married Madeleine Marechal. That marriage was annulled shortly after and Jean eventually remarried. He married Jeanne Sauvenier, born in 1647, daughter of Jacques and Antoinette, in 1670. They lived at Illaux Oies, Quebec until Jean passed away in 1679. [1]

Early History of the Soucy family

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Soucy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Soucy, Soucie, Soussy, Soussay, Soussie, Souciet, Soussié and many more.

Early Notables of the Soucy family (pre 1700)

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Soucy World Ranking

In the United States, the name Soucy is the 5,978th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Soucy is ranked the 729th most popular surname with an estimated 7,355 people with that name. [3] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Soucy is the 239th popular surname. [4]


United States Soucy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Soucy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jean Soucy, who married Jeanne Sauvenier in 1670 in America
Soucy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Clovis Soucy, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1877 [5]
  • George Soucy, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1881 [5]
Soucy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alcide Soucy, aged 30, who landed in America from Paris, in 1906
  • Ernest W. Soucy, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Joseph Soucy, aged 18, who immigrated to W. Roxbury, Massachusetts, in 1919
  • Victor Soucy, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States, in 1924

Canada Soucy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Soucy Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Soucy, who arrived in Quebec from Orléannais in 1670
  • Guillaume Soucy, who married Marguerite Bouchard in Quebec in 1697
  • Guillaume Soucy, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Bouchard, daughter of Michel and Marie, in Quebec in 1697 [6]
  • Pierre Soucy, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Élisabeth Fouquereau, daughter of Urbain and Jeanne, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 13th January 1699 [6]
Soucy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Soucy, son of Pierre and Élisabeth, who married Jeanne Michaud, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 20th July 1723 [6]
  • Guillaume Soucy, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, who married Catherine Dumais, daughter of Eustache and Catherine, in La Prairie, Quebec on 18th June 1726 [6]
  • Joseph Soucy, son of Pierre and Élisabeth, who married Madeleine Mignier, daughter of Michel and Angélique, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 7th January 1727 [6]
  • Jean-Baptiste Soucy, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, who married Madeleine Dauddelin, daughter of René and Marie-Madeleine, in Varennes, Quebec on 27th August 1731 [6]
  • Marie-Anne Soucy, born in 1665, who married Charles Brisebois in St-François in 1732
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Soucy (post 1700) +

  • Dennis Soucy (1929-2013), American politician, three-term Mayor of Bangor, Maine
  • Gene Soucy, American aerobatics pilot
  • Robert Soucy (b. 1933), American historian
  • Louis J. Soucy, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 12th Ward; Elected 1938 [7]
  • Donna M. Soucy, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1996, 2000, 2008 [7]
  • Craig A. Soucy, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 2000, 2004 (alternate) [7]
  • C. Arthur Soucy, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for New Hampshire, 2012 [7]
  • Nickolas Morin Soucy (b. 1984), former professional Canadian football defensive tackle
  • Jean-Pierre Soucy (b. 1952), Canadian educator, civil servant and former politician in Quebec
  • Christian Soucy (b. 1970), former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  4. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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