Vaillancourt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Vaillancourt family

The surname Vaillancourt was first found in Lorraine where this distinguished family held a family seat at Guélis, and were important members of the aristocracy of that region.

Notable of this family was: French Botanist, Sébastien Vaillant, 1669-1722; Jean-Baptiste Vaillant, Marshall of France, born 1790 and died in Paris in 1872; Edouard Vaillant, French Socialist, 1840-1915; Auguste Vaillant, Anarchist, 1861-1894; Paul Vaillant-Couturier, 1892-1937, Member of the French Central Communist Party.

Pierre Vaillant, son of Philippe and Jacqueline (née Hetiere), travelled from Poitiers, France to the New World in the 17th century. He married Jeanne Fauche in Batiscan, Quebec on 29th February 1688. They settled in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade and remained there until Jeanne's death on 21st November 1721. [1]

Early History of the Vaillancourt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vaillancourt research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1669, 1722, 1790, 1840, 1861, 1872, 1892, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Vaillancourt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Vaillancourt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vaillant, Vailant, Vailland, Vailand, Le Vailland, Levailland, LeVaillant, Le Vaillant, Levaillant, Vaillancourt and many more.

Early Notables of the Vaillancourt family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vaillancourt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Vaillancourt migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vaillancourt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Robert Vaillancourt, who settled in Quebec
Vaillancourt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • S. Vaillancourt, who settled in St. Therese, Canada, in 1908
  • Benjamin Vaillancourt, aged 68, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Corine Vaillancourt, aged 27, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1910
  • Emily Vaillancourt, aged 61, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • James A. Vaillancourt, aged 61, who immigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Vaillancourt (post 1700) +

  • Dan Vaillancourt, American singer/songwriter and guitar virtuoso
  • Gilles Vaillancourt (b. 1941), Canadian politician, Mayor of the city of Laval, Quebec, Canada in 1989
  • Sarah Marie Vaillancourt (b. 1985), Canadian Olympics women's ice hockey player
  • Armand Vaillancourt (b. 1929), Québécois sculptor, painter and performance artist
  • François Vaillancourt (b. 1967), Montreal-based Canadian painter


The Vaillancourt Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Je ne change point
Motto Translation: I don't change my mind.


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


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