My name is Dick and I have decided to research the "Descendants of Coutu - Cottu De La Valtrie" family.
The earliest document on record is Pierre "Cottu" who married Madeleine De Sarrebruck (date unknown) with origin as listed from France.
The earliest document with date and origin on record is Francois "Cottu" who married Jeanne De Roucy on January 25 1583 in Soisson, France.
The earliest document with the name changing from "Cottu" to "Coutu" on record is Jean Baptiste "Coutu" who married Madeleine Dubord-Clermont on May 16 1796 in Berthierville, Quebec.
Some interesting statistics as of February 2006 about all members of the "Coutu - Cottu De La Valtrie Family Tree":
Total number of individuals: 262
Total number of individuals: 298
Total number of marriages: 112
Average lifespan: 48 years, 3 months
Earliest birthdate: 1515 [Pierre Cottu]
Total number of generations: 16
Total number of different surnames: 109
NOTE: I am aware the information contained herewith is both incomplete and inaccurate.
Therefore, if you are aware of any information that may be missing or incorrect such as date(s), missing entries or misspelling of name(s), or any other information, please do not hesitate to contact me with this information and I will be more than happy to update this accordingly.
It would be most appreciated.
Also, I am willing to share the information I have.
Special thanks to the following for making the Coutu - "Cottu De La Valtrie Family Genealogy Tree" a reality:
-"Cottu de la Valtrie--Coutu genealogy" Author: David R. Coutu, Copyrightę1993, All Rights Reserved
WH Wolfe Associates, Alpharetta, GA. 30201
-My Twin Brother: Robert Coutu
-Cousin Maxine (Coutu) Dennis
-Cousin Claudette (Coutu) Nobes
-Cousin Jacqueline "Jackie" (Coutu) Keesee
-Cousin Felix "Buzz" Coutu
-Cousin Bruce Eastman
-Cousin Kevin Eastman
-Cousin Gary Eastman
-Cousin Leo Coutu Jr.
-Cousin Ron Clifford
-Cousin Kenneth Clifford