Show ContentsSt.cyr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname St.cyr is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. These personal names were based on the language of the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe that controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The surname St.cyr is derived from the popular Old French given name Siefert, meaning victory.

Early Origins of the St.cyr family

The surname St.cyr was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this family was established in ancient times.

Some members of the family also branched into other regions of France and formed seigniories there, such as Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg, which today is a town in the department of Maine-et-Loire, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, north of Tours, which became renowned for its mechanical constructions, and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer in south Provence. The family formed many alliances with other important families of the day and several members distinguished themselves by contributions to their country and their respective communities.

Pierre Cyr, son of Pierre and Claire (née Cormier), travelled to New France in the 18th century and married Anne Poirier in Beaubassin, Acadia on 25th January 1735. [1]

Early History of the St.cyr family

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St.cyr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cyr, Saint-Cyr, St. Cyr, Cyre, Saint-Cyre, Cirgue, Saint-Cirgue, Cirgues and many more.

Early Notables of the St.cyr family (pre 1700)

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St.cyr Ranking

In the United States, the name St.cyr is the 7,717th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name St.cyr is ranked the 460th most popular surname. [3]

United States St.cyr migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

St.cyr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • De St Cyr, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
St.cyr Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Dirce St Cyr, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Alfred St Cyr, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Albert St Cyr, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1924

New Zealand St.cyr migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

St.cyr Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Alfons de Riveronz St Cyr, (b. 1853), aged 19, German labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name St.cyr (post 1700) +

  • Camille St. Cyr (b. 1975), American television and film casting director
  • Johnny St. Cyr (1890-1966), American jazz banjoist and guitarist

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  4. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook