Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Cirgues is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. These personal names were based on the language of the Visigoths
, a Germanic tribe that controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The surname Cirgues is derived from the popular Old French given name Siefert, meaning victory.
Early Origins of the Cirgues family
The surname Cirgues was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this family was established in ancient times.
Some members of the family also branched into other regions of France and formed seigniories there, such as Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, which today is a town in the department of Maine-et-Loire, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, north of Tours, which became renowned for its mechanical constructions, and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer in south Provence. The family formed many alliances with other important families of the day and several members distinguished themselves by contributions to their country and their respective communities.
Pierre Cyr, son of Pierre and Claire (née Cormier), travelled to New France in the 18th century and married Anne Poirier in Beaubassin, Acadia on 25th January 1735. CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
Early History of the Cirgues family
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Cirgues Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cyr, Saint-Cyr, St. Cyr, Cyre, Saint-Cyre, Cirgue, Saint-Cirgue, Cirgues and many more.
Early Notables of the Cirgues family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cirgues family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexandre Cyr, who arrived in South Carolina in 1775; with his wife and his ten children; Joseph Cyr, who, at the age of 26; settled in St. Pierre in 1767.
Cirgues Family Crest Products
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print