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

Early Origins of the Crevier family

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

Several members became renowned. Jean-Baptiste-Louis Crevier, a humanist, was born in Paris in 1693. Over a period of twenty years he held the position of Chair of Rhetoric at the college in Beauvais. Among his works is, "Histoire de l'Université de Paris" (1761). He died in Paris in 1765. In 1770, a seigniory was erected in Normandy for this family.

Early History of the Crevier family

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Crevier Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Crevier family (pre 1700)

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Crevier Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Crevier is the 785th most popular surname. [1]

Canada Crevier migration to Canada +

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 Canada 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
  • Joseph Crevier, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie-Angélique Le Boulanger, daughter of Pierre and Renée, in Quebec on 22nd May 1697 [2]
Crevier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Claude Crevier, who married Marie-Jeanne Petit in Trois-Rivières in 1706
  • Jean-Baptiste-René Crevier, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie-Madeleine Babie, daughter of Jacques and Jeanne, in Champlain, Quebec on 30th April 1708 [2]
  • Michel Crevier, son of Nicolas and Louise, who married Angélique Massé, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec on 3rd June 1709 [2]
  • Jean Crevier, son of Etienne and Marie, who married Rosalie Prévost, daughter of Eustache and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 31st May 1713 [2]
  • Jean, the son of Étienne Crevier and Marie Loy, who married Rosalie Prevost in Montreal in 1713
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Contemporary Notables of the name Crevier (post 1700) +

  • 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

  1. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  2. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook