Pellerin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins the old family name Pellerin can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Pellerin family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Pellerin was an occupational name for a falconer or cape maker which was in turn derived from the Old French word "pelerin," which indicated someone of either of these two professions.

Early Origins of the Pellerin family

The surname Pellerin was first found in Orléanais, where they held a family seat as an aristocratic family at St.-Loup, and before the end of the 13th century had branched to La Touche. They emerged as one of the great aristocratic families of the region and played an important role in cultural affairs.

Early History of the Pellerin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pellerin research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1684, 1756, 1782, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Pellerin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pellerin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pellerin, Pelerin, Pellerine, Pellerain, Pelerine and many more.

Early Notables of the Pellerin family (pre 1700)

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United States Pellerin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pellerin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Laurent Pellerin, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755-1768 [1]
  • Pierre Pellerin, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768 [1]
  • Charles Pellerin, who landed in Massachusetts in 1760 [1]

Canada Pellerin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pellerin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Pellerin who arrived in Quebec in 1651 from Saintonge
  • Pierre Pellerin, son of David and Jeanne, who married Louise Mousseau, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 6th April 1655 [2]
Pellerin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Pellerin, son of Étienne and Jeanne, who married Marie Martin, daughter of Pierre and Anne, in Port-Royal, Acadia on 11th February 1710 [2]
  • Bernard Pellerin, son of Étienne and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Godet, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Port-Royal, Acadia on 27th November 1713 [2]
  • Pierre Pellerin, son of Pierre and Marie-Anne, who married Geneviève Destroismaisons, daughter of Charles and Madeleine, in Quebec on 12th November 1745 [2]
  • Pierre Pellerin, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie, who married Anne Giroir, daughter of Charles and Anne, in Port-Royal, Acadia on 7th February 1745 [2]
  • Louis Pellerin, son of Pierre and Marie-Anne, who married Geneviève Huard, daughter of Jean and Angélique, in Lévis, Quebec on 23rd June 1749 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pellerin (post 1700) +

  • Giles Pellerin (1906-1998), American college football fan; notable for having attended 797 consecutive USC football games over a period of 73 years
  • Joseph Pellerin (1684-1782), French Intendant-General of the Navy, first Commissioner of the Navy
  • Scott Jaque-Frederick Pellerin (b. 1970), New Brunswick-born, Canadian retired professional NHL hockey left winger who played from 1992 to 2004
  • Guy Pellerin (b. 1971), New Brunswick-born, Canadian hockey referee at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
  • Krystin Pellerin (b. 1983), Newfoundland-born, Canadian Gemini Award nominated stage and film actress, best known for her starring role in Republic of Doyle (2010-2014) and for Killing Zelda Sparks (2007) and Warriors of Terra (2006)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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