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The surname Bernier was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bernier and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernier research. Another 471 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1680, 1685, and 1713 are included under the topic Early Bernier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family at this time was François Bernier (1625-1688), a French physician and traveler; Nicolas Bernier (1664-1734), a French composer; and Henri de Bernières ( c. 1635-1700), born in Normandy, he became a priest and...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bernier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bernier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Bernier, who landed in Georgia in 1742

Bernier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mauricio Bernier, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • John J Lambert Bernier, who landed in New York in 1824
  • Herm Bernier, who arrived in America in 1848
  • F Bernier, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
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  • Georges Bernier (1929-2005), French humorist and founder of Hara Kiri magazine
  • Étienne-Alexandre Bernier, French religious figure and Royalist politician during the French Revolution
  • Sylvie Bernier (b. 1964), Canadian diver, gold medal winner at the 1984 Olympics
  • Leo Edward Bernier (b. 1929), Canadian politician from Ontario
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    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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