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Re: Antoine de la Cour & Francoise Duclos
Posted by: Kim Knox Date: October 06, 1999 at 04:51:28
In Reply to: Antoine de la Cour & Francoise Duclos by Debra Credeur of 223

From LeDoux A Pioneer Franco-American Family by LaVerne Thomas III (page 732):

"Weaving in and out of the narrative and genealogical charts of this volume us the presence of the LaCour family, a large and prosperous clan which loomed large in the history of central Louisiana.

The name LaCour is not an unusual one in France, and its origins have several possibilities. The most likely in the case of the Louisiana Lacour name (which was rendered in several early records as "de La Cour") is that the distant progenitor and something to do with a courtyard, as the keeper of one in a manor house, monastery, or the like. Not to neglect a more outstanding ancestor, it may be also that he owned a residence with a courtyard.

There were two or three LaCours in the ship records of those coming in the earliest days of settlement to Louisiana, but one particularly stands out because of his appearance in later records. That one is Nicolas (de) LaCour (1699-1761), who departed from France 28 May 1720 on the ship "St. Andre", and after arriving at Mobile, embarked again on the "Loire" 21 Aug 1720 for a circuitous trip up the Mississippi to the St. Catherine concession owned by Antoinr LePage duPratz "

I think this makes it pretty clear that our ancestor came from France.


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