laperrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name laperrier is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany who was a stone cutter as the name was originally derived from the Old French word Pierre meaning stone.

Early Origins of the laperrier family

The surname laperrier was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Kerhuel and also at Launay in that same region. The family were elevated to the Comtes de Quintin in 1421. "An ancient and noble family of Brittany, traced in the archives of the Collège Héraldique at Paris, to the tenth century, and to the ancient dukes and princes of that province". [1]

Early History of the laperrier family

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laperrier Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Périer, Perrier, Perriere, Perrieres, Perriére, Périers, Perriers, du Perrier, La Perrier and many more.

Early Notables of the laperrier family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the laperrier family

In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name laperrier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name laperrier were Laurent Perrier who arrived in Quebec in 1690 from Guyenne; Peter Perrier arrived in America in 1774; Pierre Perrier arrived in Louisiana in 1752; George Perrier arrived in Philadelphia in 1805. In Newfoundland Dominic and Simon Perrier were fishermen at Sandy Point in George's Bay in 1871.

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook
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