Fournier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fournier family

The surname Fournier was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centered on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France.

Early History of the Fournier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fournier research. Another 49 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1458, 1591, 1595, 1646, 1700, 1750, 1803, 1816, 1829, 1844, 1850, 1870, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Fournier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fournier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fornel, Fornelle, Fournal, Fournel, Fourneau, Fournet, Fourney, Fournex, Fournial, Fournil, Fournié, Fourneret, Fourneyron and many more.

Early Notables of the Fournier family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the name was the Fournier family of wood sculptors from Troyes. Antoine worked on the church Saint-Jean from 1591-1594. From another Fournier family, Georges Fournier was Chaplain in the Royal Marine around 1595; Henri-Alban (known as Alain) Fournier was an author, his most famous novel entitled "Le Grand Meaulnes". Claude-Joseph Fournel was a Dominican monk in 1646 in Decize (Nièvre); Philippe Forneret was a pastor in Koepenick after having emigrated to Germany around 1700; Marie-Nicolas Fournier was bishop of Montpelier around 1750; Charles Fournier was a painter in Salmaise in 1803; Claude Fournier...
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United States Fournier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fournier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paul Fournier, aged 12, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • David Fournier, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Germain Fournier, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
  • Jean Fournier, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
  • Charles Fournier, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fournier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Honoré Francis Fournier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Paul Fournier, aged 12, settled in Mississippi in 1820
  • Mr. Fournier, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Antoine Fournier, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1853 [1]
  • Silvestre Fournier, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 [1]
Fournier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Blanche Fournier, aged 24, who settled in America from Boulogne, in 1903
  • Angela Fournier, aged 30, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Angele Fournier, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Salluamines, France, in 1910
  • Adrien Fournier, aged 11, who settled in America from Noux les Mines, France, in 1912
  • Catherine Fournier, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Noux les Mines, France, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Fournier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fournier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Guillaume Fournier married in 1651 in Quebec
  • Guillaume Fournier, son of Gilles and Noelle, who married Françoise Hébert, daughter of Guillaume and Hélène, in Quebec on 20th November 1651 [2]
  • Jacques Fournier, son of Michel and Michelle, who married Marguerite Crevier, daughter of Christophe and Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 14th May 1657 [2]
  • Nicolas Fournier, who arrived in Canada in 1664
  • Nicolas-Michel Fournier, son of Hugues and Jeanne, who married Marie Hubert, daughter of Pierre and Bonne, in Quebec on 30th September 1670 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fournier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michel Fournier, son of Nicolas-Michel and Marie, who married Marie-Catherine Bériau, daughter of Vincent and Marie, in Quebec on 5th June 1702 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Fournier, son of Claude and Jeanne, who married Françoise Bisson, daughter of René and Anne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 19th November 1708 [2]
  • Jacques Fournier, son of Nicolas and Marie, who married Marie-Françoise Blanchon, daughter of Etienne and Marie-Françoise, in Beaumont, Quebec on 27th November 1708 [2]
  • Joseph Fournier, son of Joseph and Barbe, who married Élisabeth Gagné, daughter of Pierre and Louise, in Cap-Saint-Ignace, Quebec on 17th November 1710 [2]
  • Jean Fournier, son of Nicolas and Marie, who married Marie-Madeleine Fradet, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Beaumont, Quebec on 22nd November 1711 [2]
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Fournier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Veuve Lyndie Fournier, who landed in Red River Canada in 1821
Fournier Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Fournier, aged 9, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1910

Contemporary Notables of the name Fournier (post 1700) +

  • Jack Fournier (1889-1973), American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Napoleon J. Fournier, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield; Elected 1926; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1940; Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940 [3]
  • Joseph J. Fournier, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 3rd District, 1948 [3]
  • Eulalie L. Fournier, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Nashua 6th Ward; Elected 1938 [3]
  • Eugene N. Fournier, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Berlin 1st Ward, 1948 [3]
  • Donna Fournier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 2004 [3]
  • Aldras J. Fournier, American Republican politician, Candidate for Illinois State Senate 9th District, 1922 [3]
  • Aime Fournier, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004 [3]
  • François Fournier -Verrières, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • François Louis Fournier -Sarlovèse, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Henri Fournier, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [5]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) François Fournier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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