The name Chevrier was derived from the Old French word "chevre," which derives in turn from the Latin "capra," which means "goat." As a surname, Chevrier was generally though to have been an occupational
name for a goatherd.
Early Origins of the Chevrier family
The surname Chevrier was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the ancestors of the family dates back to the last years of the Holy Roman Empire.
Early History of the Chevrier family
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Chevrier Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Chevrier, Chevriers, Chevrierre, Chevriere, Chevrierres, Chevrieres, Chefrier, Chefriers, Chefrierre, Chefriere, Chefrierres, Chefrieres, Cheveron, Chevrion, Cheverone, Chevrione, Chevrionn, Chevrionne, Cheveronn, Cheveronne, Cheverier, Cheveriers, Chevrior, Chevriors, Chevriorre and many more.
Early Notables of the Chevrier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chevrier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chevrier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Francois Chevrier was married in 1728 in Lachine, Quebec
- Joseph Chevrier who married Madelaine Cholet in 1761 at Pte-Claire
Contemporary Notables of the name Chevrier (post 1700)
- Jean-François Chevrier, French art historian, art critic and exhibition curator
- Romain Chevrier (b. 1983), French professional football player
- Jean Chevrier (1915-1975), French film actor who appeared in 50 films
- François-Antoine de Chevrier (1721-1762), French satirist and writer
- Noé E. "Noah" Chevrier (1846-1911), Canadian clothier, furrier and politician in Manitoba
- Randy Chevrier (b. 1976), Canadian football defensive tackle for the Calgary Stampeders
- Alain Guy Chevrier (b. 1961), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey goaltender
- Don Chevrier (1937-2007), Canadian television and radio sports announcer
- Honoré Chevrier (1904-1983), Canadian boxer at the 1928 Summer Olympics
- Jean-Marc Chevrier, Canadian psychologist, publisher, and President and Executive Director at the Institute of Psychological Research in Montreal