Ferrière History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ferrière family

The surname Ferrière was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Ferrière family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferrière research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1438, 1460, 1496, 1554, 1619, 1475, 1596, 1668, 1700, 1558, 1683, 1737, 1779, 1479, 1521, 1843, 1882, 1508, 1585 and 1562 are included under the topic Early Ferrière History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ferrière Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ferrier, Ferriez, Ferrié, Ferier, Ferie, Farrier, De Ferrier, De Farier, Le Feries, Les Feriers and many more.

Early Notables of the Ferrière family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferrière Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Ferrière family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Ferrier settled in Virginia in 1700; Charles Ferrier, aged 21; settled in Maryland in 1774; James Ferrier settled in Philadelphia in 1803; James Ferrier, aged 24.

Contemporary Notables of the name Ferrière (post 1700)

  • Joseph Martin Madeleine Ferrière, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Jacques Marie Georges Gaultier de la Ferrière, French diplomatist, born in 1923
  • Jean André Marie Ferrière, Ship Broker, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Bordeaux


  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Joseph Ferrière. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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