Our Menoche family in Canada was called Cottnoir dit Menoche. When they immigrated to Rhode Island they dropped the Cottnoir.
The Cottnoir line goes back many generations to François Cottenoire in the early to mid 1600s in France. You can see his decendants under the charts section of this site.
We found from Raymond Cotnoir that the Cotnoit/Cottenoir family has a Coat of Arms. You can find more information about the Cottnoir family and the Coat of Arms at his web site:
- La Famille Cotnoir - Click here for Raymond's website