Fusilier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Fusilier 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 Fusilier family

The surname Fusilier 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 Fusilier family

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Fusilier Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fusilier family (pre 1700)

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United States Fusilier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fusilier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • George Fusilier, aged 0, who settled in New Orleans, in 1919
  • Helene Fusilier, aged 31, who immigrated to New Orleans, in 1919

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