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Touchet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Touchet surname was taken on from any of several places so named, especially in Western France.

Early Origins of the Touchet family


The surname Touchet was first found in Touchet, an arrondissement of Mortaine, Normandy. "In 1082 Ursinus de Touchet granted lands to the Church of St. William, Maortaine. The name still remains in Normandy." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

The first record of the family in ancient Britain was Joceline Touchet who was seated in Cheshire temp. William I (during the reign of William I, the Conqueror. ) He was father of Henry and his son, Henry was granted the village of Tattenhall by Ralph Gernons, the Earl of Chester. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

"Audley [in Staffordshire] gives the title of Baron to the family of Touchet." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Little is known of the family until the 14th century when Sir John Tuchet (1327-1371) was listed. He married Joan Audley (1331-1393,) daughter of James Audley, 2nd Baron Audley to become the 3rd Baron Audley. His son John Tuchet (1371-1408) was the 4th Baron Audley and the 1st Baron Tuchet.


Early History of the Touchet family


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Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1313, 1371, 1371, 1408, 1963, 1409, 1459, 1491, 1465, 1497, 1558, 1689, 1549 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Touchet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Touchet Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Touchet, Touchett, Touchette, Le Touchet, Le Touchett, Le Touchette, Touche and many more.

Early Notables of the Touchet family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Touchet family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Touchet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Nicolas Touchet, who settled in Quebec in 1649
  • Simon Touchet, who settled in Quebec in 1661

Touchet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Rene Touchet, who arrived in Quebec in 1746 from Anjou

Contemporary Notables of the name Touchet (post 1700)


  • Jacques Touchet, French contemporary illustrator
  • Stanislas-Arthur-Xavier Touchet (1842-1926), French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Orléans (1894-1926)
  • Samuel Touchet (1705-1773), English cotton merchant, manufacturer and politician

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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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