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Early Origins of the Biron family

The surname Biron was first found in Périgord.

Early History of the Biron family

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Biron Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Biron family

Notable amongst the name at this time was

  • Charles-Armand de Gontaut, marquis of Biron, born in 1663, who was marshal of France
  • Louis-Antoine de Gontaut, a count, then duke of Biron, born in 1700, became marshal of France and in 1752 became owner of the hotel of the rue Varenne in Paris, which is today the Rodin Museum
  • Armand-Louis de Gontaut, duke of Lauzun, then duke of Biron, born in Paris in 1747, was a general
  • Joseph Biron, born in Chambery in 1816, was a doctor

Biron World Ranking

In the United States, the name Biron is the 10,390th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Biron is ranked the 836th most popular surname. [2] And in France, the name Biron is the 3,361st popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [3]

United States Biron migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biron Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Biron, who landed in Maryland in 1668 [4]
Biron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Biron, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1848 [4]
  • Peter, VI Biron, who arrived in America in 1857 [4]

Canada Biron migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Alexandre Biron, son of Pierre and Jeanne, who married Jeanne Morin, daughter of André and Marguerite, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 16th August 1694 [5]
  • Étienne Biron, son of Étienne and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Charlotte Fréchette, daughter of François and Marie-Charlotte, in Sainte-Croix, Quebec on 19th July 1751 [5]
  • Étienne Biron, son of François and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Anne Houde, daughter of Gervais and Catherine, in Quebec on 21st November 1723 [5]
  • François Biron, son of Pierre and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Davaux, daughter of Charles and Marguerite, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 20th October 1691 [5]
  • François Biron, son of François and Marguerite, who married Marie-Jeanne Rognon, daughter of Guillaume and Marie-Angélique, in Sainte-Croix, Quebec on 3rd February 1728 [5]
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Biron Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean-François Biron, who married in Quebec in 1650
  • Pierre Biron married in Quebec in 1655
  • François Biron married in Pointe-aux-Trembles in 1691
Biron Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Biron married in Montreal in 1718
  • Joseph Biron married in Deschambault, Quebec in 1723
Biron Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • François-Xavier-Antoine Biron was a lawyer in Richelieu from 1839 to 1859
  • Joseph-Hilaire Biron was a lawyer in Trois-Rivières from 1867 to 1891

Australia Biron migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Biron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Biron, (b. 1806), aged 26 who was convicted in Somerset, England for 14 years for receiving stolen goods, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Biron (post 1700) +

  • Duc Ernst Johann Biron (1690-1772), French soldier/ruler of Russia
  • Michel Biron CM (1934-2023), Canadian politician, Senator from 2001 to 2009
  • Mathieu Biron (b. 1980), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey player
  • Martin Biron (b. 1977), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey goaltender
  • Rodrigue Biron (b. 1934), Canadian politician in Quebec, leader of the Union Nationale political party (1976-1980), after which he joined the Parti Québécois
  • Jacques Biron, Canadian judge in Quebec
  • André Biron, Canadian educator at the École Polytechnique in Montreal

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  4. 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)
  5. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  6. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 8th February 2021 from on Facebook