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Messier Early Origins



The surname Messier was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this eminent family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Messier Spelling Variations


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Messier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Messey, Messeys, Messie, Messies, Messee, Messier, Mesey, Meseys, Mesie, Mesies, Mesee, de Messey and many more.

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Messier Early History


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Messier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Messier research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1240, 1255, 1458, 1511, 1536, 1646, 1705, and 1781 are included under the topic Early Messier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Messier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Messier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Messier 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:

Messier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Johannes Messier, who arrived in New York, NY in 1650

Messier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. Messier, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Ernestin Messier, aged 2, who emigrated to America, in 1892
  • Heinrich Messier, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Geo. Andrew Messier, aged 47, who landed in America, in 1897

Messier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard J Messier, who landed in Colorado in 1900
  • Roxie Messier, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1921

Messier Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J. Messier arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Messier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Messier (post 1700)



  • Jean-Marie Messier (b. 1956), French businessman, former Chairman and Chief Executive of Vivendi SA
  • Charles Messier (1730-1817), French astronomer most notable for publishing an astronomical catalogue consisting of deep sky objects such as nebulae and star clusters that came to be known as the 103 "Messier objects"
  • Mark Douglas Messier (b. 1961), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey centre inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (2007)
  • Marc Messier (b. 1947), Canadian actor, recipient of two Gemini awards for best lead male role in 1988
  • Éric Messier (b. 1973), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey defenceman

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Messier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Messier 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 5 June 2016 at 14:59.

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