Turcot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Turcot family

The surname Turcot was first found in Provence, where this distinguished family held a family seat since ancient times.

Since the 12th century, this impressive family has been known in Italy by the du Turca name which originated from the Viscounts of Toscanne. In 1225, the Emperor, Frederick II, instructed his chaplain to reconcile various branches of the name that originated from the House of Toscanne and the Turca name was among that list. The next mention of the family was in 1320, with a spelling variation, when Gapençais of Torquat is mentioned. Throughout the centuries the family expanded, prospered and branched out to Lyon where the Torquet family is mentioned in 1500, and in 1558 where the Torquat family of Coulerie and of Bretagne are recorded. Playing an important role in his community, Laurens Turcal of la Valteline in Geneva is mentioned in 1572.

During the 16th century, the Turcat's established themselves at Marseille, where Anne Turcat Le Bon (,"The Good,") registered the Coat of Arms in 1696. Participating actively in the affairs of society, François and Louis are mentioned as members of this distinguished family in 1669 and in 1673. During the 1700's, many marriages are registered, among them were Jean-Baptiste who married Thérèse Camoin in 1718. From this distinguished family came Architects, a Virtuoso Pianist, and Léon and Emile Turcat who were the creators of one of the first automotive assembly lines.

Abel Turcotte, born in 1631, was a French carpenter that travelled from Poitou, France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Marie Giroux, at Château-Richer on 27th November 1662. They remained together in Quebec until Abel's death at Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans on 17th September 1687. [1]

Early History of the Turcot family

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Turcot Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Turcat, Turcatte, Tourcat, Turquat, Torcat, Turcot, Turcott, Turcotte, Turcas, Turca, Turqua, Turcas, Turcal, Turcatt, Turcate, Tourcatt, Tourcatte, Tourcate, Turquate, Turquatt, Turquatte, Torquat, Torquet, Torquate, Torquete, Torquette, Torquat, Torquatte and many more.

Early Notables of the Turcot family (pre 1700)

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United States Turcot migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Turcot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francis Turcot, who landed in New York in 1798 [2]

Canada Turcot migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Turcot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Turcot, son of Jean and Françoise, who married Anne Desrosiers, daughter of Antoine and Anne, in Quebec on 4th April 1674 [3]
  • Jean Turcot, son of Antoine and Jeanne, who married Marie Rose, daughter of Noel and Marie, in Quebec on 12th January 1688 [3]
  • François Turcot, son of Abel and Marie, who married Marguerite Ouimet, daughter of Jean and Renée, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 16th November 1688 [3]
Turcot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Louis Turcot, son of Abel and Marie, who married Marguerite Lepage, daughter of Louis and Sébastienne, in Saint-François-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 15th February 1706 [3]
  • Alexis Turcot, son of Jacques and Anne, who married Madeleine Dubord, daughter of Guillin and Catherine, in Champlain, Quebec on 12th January 1709 [3]
  • Jean Turcot, son of Antoine and Jeanne, who married Geneviève Hayot, daughter of Jean and Louise, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 14th December 1712 [3]
  • François Turcot, son of François and Marguerite, who married Geneviève Bouchard, daughter of Jean and Madeleine, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 16th April 1714 [3]
  • Pierre Turcot, son of Charles and Jeanne, who married Françoise Casaubon, daughter of Martin and Françoise, in Sorel, Quebec on 11th January 1719 [3]
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Australia Turcot migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Turcot Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Louis Turcot, (b. 1808), aged 32, French Canadian farmer who was convicted in Kingston, Ontario, Canada for life for unlawful invasion, transported aboard the "Brothers" on 28th September 1839, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, captured at the battle of Windmill in 1838 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Turcot (post 1700) +

  • Lt. Gen. Gilles Turcot, Canadian Army, Montreal, Quebec


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 5th November 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/buffalo


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