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The surname Fuselier is generally thought to have been an occupational surname. The origins of the name seem to lie with the Latin element "fusus" which denotes a "small wooden instrument used to spin thread." However, the word "fusil," is the French word for "gun."

Fuselier Early Origins



The surname Fuselier was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this eminent family held a family seat from very early times.

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Fuselier Spelling Variations


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Fuselier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fusil, Fusilier, Fuselier and others.

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Fuselier Early History


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Fuselier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fuselier research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1762, 1769, 1770, 1771, and 1772 are included under the topic Early Fuselier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fuselier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fuselier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fuselier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fuselier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ludger J. Fuselier, aged 24, who settled in New Orleans, La., in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fuselier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fuselier (post 1700)



  • JB Fuselier, American Cajun fiddler and vocalist from Louisiana
  • Alfred Fuselier (b. 1848), American early industrialist as well as a deputy sheriff in Southwest Louisiana

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Fuselier Historic Events


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Fuselier Historic Events




Flight 191

  • J Fuselier, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

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Fuselier Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Fuselier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fuselier 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 January 2015 at 23:37.

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