Show ContentsCarrion History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Carrion first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived at Cairon in Calvados, which was in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Carrion family

The surname Carrion was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Cairon in Calvados, in the arrondissement of Caen, in the canton of Creully. Guillaume de Caron is the first on record, living in 1086 and Eudo, his father, is mentioned as living in Cairon at some unknown time before him. Cairon is located 15 kilometers southeast of Ryes.

Robert Caron settled in Beaupré and married Marie Crevet in Quebec on 25th October 1637. Together they had seven children to carry on the family name of Caron. Robert died on 8th July 1656. [1]

Early History of the Carrion family

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Carrion Spelling Variations

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Carrion, including Caron, Cairon, Carron, Carone, Caronne, Carot, Caraud, Careau, Carreau, Carow, Carou, Carrou, Carous, Carrous, Caroux, Charon, Charron, Charone, Charonne, Charou, Charous, Charoux, Le Caron, Lecaron, Lecharon and many more.

Early Notables of the Carrion family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Sir Caron de Bosdegas, French knight who fought at the Combat of the Thirty, March 26th 1351. Firminus Caron (fl. 1460-1475) was a French composer, and likely a singer, of the Renaissance. He is said by Tinctor to have been the scholar of Binchois or Dufay. [2] Raymond Caron (1605-1666), was an Irish Franciscan friar and author; Firminus Caron (fl.1460-1475), French Renaissance composer; and Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator. François Caron (1600-1673), was a French Huguenot refugee to the Netherlands who served the Dutch East India Company, he rose from a cabin...
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Carrion Ranking

In the United States, the name Carrion is the 3,993rd most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [3] However, in France, the name Carrion is ranked the 3,562nd most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [4]

United States Carrion migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Carrion has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Carrion were

Carrion Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andres De Carrion, who arrived in America in 1812 [5]
  • Garcia De Carrion, who landed in America in 1812 [5]
  • Bernal De Carrion, who arrived in America in 1815 [5]
  • Alonso De Carrion, who landed in America in 1816 [5]
  • Pedro De Carrion, who arrived in America in 1816 [5]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrion (post 1700) +

  • Lizette Carrión (b. 1972), American actress, best known for her portrayal of PFC Esmeralda "Doublewide" Del Rio in the 2005 FX network television series Over There
  • Adolfo Carrión Jr. (b. 1961), American politician, 1st Director of the Office of Urban Affairs, New York (2009-2010)
  • Martin Jean François de Carrion de Loscondes, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Rafael Carrión Sr., (1891-1964), Puerto Rican businessman, the patriarch of one of Puerto Rico's financial dynasties, one of the founding fathers of Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
  • Pedro Carrión Sago (b. 1971), Cuban silver and bronze medalist heavyweight boxer
  • Camille Carrion (b. 1946), Puerto Rican actress, radio personality and meditation teacher
  • Noemí Carrión Carrión Pérez, Spanish soprano and mezzo soprano singer, dancer, and actress
  • Enrique Carrión Olivares (b. 1967), Cuban bantamweight boxer, 1989 World Amateur Boxing Champion
  • Daniel Alcides Carrión García (1857-1885), Peruvian medical student after whom Carrion's disease is named
  • Jerónimo Carrión y Palacio (1804-1873), Ecuadorian politician, Vice President of Ecuador (1858-1860), President of Ecuador (1865-1867)
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  2. Grove, Sir George, A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (AD. 1450-1889) London: Macmillan1902, Print, 2 Vols
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  5. 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)
  6. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Martin Carrion. Retrieved from on Facebook