Mounier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Mounier, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The Mounier surname may be a local surname, that is, a name derived from the name of a place where they once lived, or held land. The Mounier family name is thought to have derived from Meunet, a town in the department of Indre, in the district of Issoudun. It has also been suggested that Mounier may have been an occupational name for a miller, deriving from the word "meunier" or "mounier," in Old French.
Early Origins of the Mounier family
The surname Mounier was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France where this ancient family held a family seat since early times.
The members of the family also branched into other regions of France, such as in Normandy, where they settled in Mesnières, a town in the department of Seine-Inférieure, in the district of Neufchâtel. Many members of this prominent family made important contributions to the society. Philipe Meusnier was mentioned in historic documents of the Huguenot descendants.
Claude-Marie Meunier was a colonel, who received his title to nobility in 1808, and Joseph Meunier, a general, entered into the nobility in 1809. Jean-Nicolas Démeunier (1751-1814) was a French politician. He was a deputy for the Estates General (1789), emigrated to the United States in 1792, and returned to France in 1797, where he became a tribune (1800), and then a senator (1802). This illustrious man was also the author of "Essai sur les États-Unis" (1786) and "L'Amérique indépendente" (1790).
Mathurin Meunier, born in 1619, son of René and Marie (née Leroux), travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Françoise Fafard, born in 1624, daughter of Jean and Elizabeth (née Tibou), at Montreal on 3rd November 1647. They remained there together until he passed away on 13th January 1702. 
Early History of the Mounier family
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Mounier Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Meunier, Lemeunier, Lesmeunier, Lémeunier, Meunié, Lemeunié, Munier, Lemunier, Meusnier, Lemeusnier, Demeunier, Desmeunier and many more.
Early Notables of the Mounier family (pre 1700)
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Mounier migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mounier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Henry Mounier, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 
Contemporary Notables of the name Mounier (post 1700)
- Jean Joseph Mounier (1758-1806), French politician and jurist, Secretary of the Assembly on the eve of the French Revolution
- Jean-Jacques Mounier (b. 1949), French bronze medalist judoka at the 1972 Summer Olympics
- Emmanuel Mounier (1905-1950), French philosopher, theologian and essayist
- Anthony Mounier (b. 1987), French footballer
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