Tournier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Tournier family

The surname Tournier was first found in Languedoc, where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Tournier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tournier research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1342, 1370, 1396, 1440, 1560, 1575, 1626, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Tournier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tournier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tournier, Tourniez, Tournié, Tourniée, Tourniay, Turnier, Turniez, Turnié, Turniée, Turniay, Turney, Turnez, Tourney, Tournez, Tourniaie, Tourniais, Tourniait, Turniaie, Turniais, Tournierre, Tourniere, Turnierre, Turniere, Le Tournier, Le Tourniez, Le Tournié, La Tourniée, Le Tourniay, La Tournierre, La Tourniere, La Turnierre, La Turniere, Les Tournieres, Les Tournierres, Les Turnierres and many more.

Early Notables of the Tournier family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tournier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tournier migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tournier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Tournier, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tournier (post 1700)

  • Michel Tournier (1924-2016), French writer who was awarded the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1967 for Friday, or, The Other Island and the Prix Goncourt for The Erl-King in 1970
  • Marcel Lucien Tournier (1879-1951), French harpist, composer, and pedagogue; he won the Rossini Prize for his work "Laura et Petrarch"
  • Michel Tournier (b. 1924), French writer, known for "Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française" (1967), "Friday", and "The Other Island and the Prix Goncourt for The Erl-King" (1970)
  • Mark Andrew Tournier (b. 1971), Australian cricketer
  • Walter Tournier (b. 1944), Uruguayan director of animated and documentary films
  • Paul Tournier (1898-1986), Swiss physician and author, known for his work in pastoral counseling
  • Michael James "Mike" Tournier (b. 1963), English electronic musician
  • Henri Tournier (1834-1904), Swiss entomologist who described many new species of Hymenoptera and Coleoptera
  • Jacques Tournier, Inspector General of Finance, Officer of the Legion of Honour, Paris

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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