Origins Available: English
The name St. Pierre arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name St. Pierre comes from the name of Christ's apostle, St. Peter.
Early Origins of the St. Pierre family
The surname St. Pierre was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Malpas. They were a branch of the St. Pierres of Malpas who were related to the Lord of Malpas, and Earls of Chester.
Early History of the St. Pierre family
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St. Pierre Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled St. Pier, St. Piere, St. Pierre, St. Peter and others.
Early Notables of the St. Pierre family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the St. Pierre family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name St. Pierre or a variant listed above: Jean Marie Saint Pierre who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1783; Dumese De Saint Pierre settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767; Jean Louis Demesne De Saint Pierre settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1768.
Contemporary Notables of the name St. Pierre (post 1700)
- Daniel "Dan" St. Pierre, American film director, art director, production designer, actor, animation artist, and musician
- Brian Fuller St. Pierre (b. 1979), former American football quarterback
- Monique St. Pierre (b. 1953), German-born American model and actress
- Allen St. Pierre, American Executive Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
- Paul Matthew St. Pierre (b. 1992), Canadian academic and writer
- Tim St. Pierre (b. 1986), professional Canadian football fullback and long snapper for the Calgary Stampeders
- Nicolas "Nick" St. Pierre (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
- Maxim Joseph St. Pierre (b. 1980), Canadian professional Major League Baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers in the 2010 season
- Jonathan St. Pierre (b. 1983), former professional Canadian football offensive lineman
- Joseph Louis Martin St. Pierre (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey player
- ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)