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Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Cirgues is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. These personal names were based on the language of the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe that controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The surname Cirgues is derived from the popular Old French given name Siefert, meaning victory.

Cirgues Early Origins



The surname Cirgues was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this family was established in ancient times.

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Cirgues Spelling Variations


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Cirgues Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cyr, Saint-Cyr, St. Cyr, Cyre, Saint-Cyre, Cirgue, Saint-Cirgue, Cirgues and many more.

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Cirgues Early History


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Cirgues Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cirgues research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1808 is included under the topic Early Cirgues History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cirgues Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cirgues Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cirgues 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexandre Cyr, who arrived in South Carolina in 1775; with his wife and his ten children; Joseph Cyr, who, at the age of 26; settled in St. Pierre in 1767.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Cirgues Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cirgues 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 April 2014 at 13:55.

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