Show ContentsFuselier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Fuselier family

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.

Early History of the Fuselier family

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Fuselier Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fuselier family (pre 1700)

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Fuselier Ranking

In the United States, the name Fuselier is the 13,061st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Fuselier migration to the United States +

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

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

Flight 191
  • J Fuselier (d. 1979), American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Flight 191's Victims - latimes. (Retrieved 2014, April 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook