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Touche Early Origins



The surname Touche was first found in Rhine Valley, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with domains, estates and manors. The family were well established in the region of Strasburg north to the coast and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community and their religious activities. The La Touche family were from Blesois, between Blois and Orleans, of noble birth and possessing many estates. They were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Touche Spelling Variations


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Touche Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: La Touche, Touche, La Touche, Le Touche, De la Touche, De Touche, LaTouche and many more.

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Touche Early History


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Touche Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Touche research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Touche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Touche Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Touche Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Touche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Touche In Ireland


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Touche In Ireland



Some of the Touche family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Touche Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jeanne Le Noble Touche, who settled in Louisiana in 1726
  • Pierre Touche, who settled in Louisiana in 1756

Touche Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Julien La Touche, who settled in Quebec in 1665
  • Roger La Touche, who settled in Quebec in 1665

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Contemporary Notables of the name Touche (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Touche (post 1700)



  • Sir Rodney Touche, President of Make Believe Village, Alberta, Canada

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Touche Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Touche Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Touche 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 April 2014 at 10:38.

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