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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.

Carrion Early Origins



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 15 km southeast of Ryes.

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Carrion Spelling Variations


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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.

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Carrion Early History


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Carrion Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrion research. Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1460, 1475, 1497, 1521, 1541, 1599, 1600, 1603, 1605, 1664, 1666, 1672, 1673, 1774, 1775, 1784, 1810, 1813, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Carrion History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carrion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrion Early Notables (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; Raymond Caron (1605-1666), an Irish Franciscan friar and author; Firminus Caron (fl.1460-1475), French Renaissance composer; Antoine Caron (1521-1599), French master glass maker, illustrator; François...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrion Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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
  • Garcia De Carrion, who landed in America in 1812
  • Bernal De Carrion, who arrived in America in 1815
  • Alonso De Carrion, who landed in America in 1816
  • Pedro De Carrion, who arrived in America in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrion (post 1700)


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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
  • 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)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carrion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carrion Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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