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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of cuve ‘vat’, ‘tun’.
  • A Cuvelier from Arras, in Picardy, is recorded in Quebec city in 1755. In addition, there is documentation of Huguenots of this name, spelling it Cuvilyé and Cuviljé.

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