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The name Frappier is an ancient French name that was given to a Breton person who was a person who was a string warrior. The name Frappier is derived from the Old French verb "frappiller," which means to "strike furiously." It was generally bestowed upon one given to making loud noises and creating a disturbance.
The surname Frappier was first found in Britanny (Bretagne).
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Frappier some of which are Frapier, Frappier, Frappié, Frappart, Frapillon, Frapilion, Frapard, Frapié, Frappa and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Frappier research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1768, 1808, 1813, 1850, 1855, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Frappier History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 159 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Frappier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Frappier has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Frappier were
Frappier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Frappier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Frappier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Frappier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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