Joseph Lecuyer

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Lecuyer was born in May 1827, in Quebec, Canada, his father, John Baptiste Lecuyer, was 38 and his mother, Angelique Lemieux, was 33. He married Flavie Mailloux in 1846, in Au Sable, Clinton, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Joseph Lecuyer
Flavie Mailloux
Marriage: 1846
Joseph Lécuyer
Henriette Lecuyer
William Lecuyer
Marie Hedwige Lecuyer

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    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Alcide, Jacques, Marcel, Alain, Armand, Aurele, Emile, Laure, Lucienne, Michel, Monique, Pierre.

    French (Lécuyer): status name, with fused definite article l', from écuyer ‘squire’, a term originally meaning ‘shield-bearer’ (from Latin scutarius, a derivative of scutum ‘shield’). This became a status name for a man belonging to the social rank immediately below that of knight. In North America the surname was sometimes translated into English as Cook ; the original term écuyer having lost transparency of meaning, it was taken as a noun derivative of the verb cuire ‘to cook’. Compare Lagoy and Lequire .

    History: This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (in the forms L'Écuyer, L'Escuyer, L'Esquier, and Lequer) and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of America (in the form L'Escuyer).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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