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Where did the French Crevier family come from? What is the French Crevier family crest and coat of arms? When did the Crevier family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Crevier family history?

The proud French name Crevier was formed in Normandy when the family resided in Normandy, where the family was established in early times.


History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Crevier, some of which include Crévier, Crevier, Crevet, Crevy, Crévy, Creveil and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Crevier research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1693, 1761, 1765, and 1770 are included under the topic Early Crevier History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crevier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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 Crevier 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 Crevier were

Crevier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean Crevier, who married Marguerite Hertel in Trois-Rivières in 1663
  • Jean-Baptiste Crevier, who married Charlotte Chorel in 1682 in New France

Crevier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Claude Crevier, who married Marie-Jeanne Petit in Trois-Rivières in 1706

Crevier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean, the son of Étienne Crevier and Marie Loy, who married Rosalie Prevost in Montreal in 1713
  • Pierre Crevier, who married Thérèse Chevalier in Pte-aux-Trembles in 1724
  • Antoine Crevier, who married Marie-Joseph Arieneau in Cap-de-la-Madeleine in 1746


  • Joseph-Alexandre Crevier (1824-1889), French-Canadian doctor who discovered the microbial transmission of cholera
  • Ronald Joseph Oscar Camille "Ron" Crevier (b. 1958), Canadian former professional NBA basketball player
  • Daniel Crevier (b. 1947), Canadian author and artificial intelligence researcher


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The Crevier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Crevier 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 16 July 2015 at 18:28.

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