Last name: LECUYER

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LECUYER : This last name is indexed 287,883 times on Geneanet!

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LECUYER : 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.

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