Duperrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Duperrier is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany who was a stone cutter as the name was originally derived from the Old French word Pierre meaning stone.

Early Origins of the Duperrier family

The surname Duperrier was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Kerhuel and also at Launay in that same region. The family were elevated to the Comtes de Quintin in 1421. "An ancient and noble family of Brittany, traced in the archives of the Collège Héraldique at Paris, to the tenth century, and to the ancient dukes and princes of that province". [1]

Early History of the Duperrier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duperrier research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1649, 1800, 1863, 1869, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Duperrier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Duperrier Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Duperrier include Périer, Perrier, Perriere, Perrieres, Perriére, Périers, Perriers, du Perrier, La Perrier and many more.

Early Notables of the Duperrier family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Duperrier family

Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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 Duperrier 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 Duperrier were Laurent Perrier who arrived in Quebec in 1690 from Guyenne; Peter Perrier arrived in America in 1774; Pierre Perrier arrived in Louisiana in 1752; George Perrier arrived in Philadelphia in 1805. In Newfoundland Dominic and Simon Perrier were fishermen at Sandy Point in George's Bay in 1871.

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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