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The French family name Pelletier dates back to the Middle Ages. It was a Norman name given to a furrier. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word pellet, meaning animal skin, and was used to indicate a person in the trade of removing and selling the skins of animals.

Pelletier Early Origins



The surname Pelletier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the honors of Martinville, Molande, Ravinieres and Houssaye.

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Pelletier Spelling Variations


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Pelletier Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Pelletier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Peletier, Pelletier, Pelletiers, Pelletiere, Pelletierre, le Pelletiere, Peltier, Peltiers, Peltiere, Peltierre, Le Peltier, Pellettier, Pellettiere, Peltear, Pelteare and many more.

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Pelletier Early History


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Pelletier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pelletier research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1785, 1788, 1842, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Pelletier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pelletier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pelletier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pelletier 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



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Pelletier has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Pelletier were

Pelletier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abraham Pelletier arrived in Maine in 1624

Pelletier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Toussaint Pelletier, aged 18, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785

Pelletier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Winceslas Pelletier arrived in Pennsylvania in 1857
  • Mark Pelletier, who landed in Mississippi in 1876
  • Harmenegilde Pelletier, who arrived in Iroquois County, Illinois in 1886
  • John Pelletier, who arrived in Ohio in 1886

Pelletier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Pelletier, aged 20, who emigrated to America from Paris, in 1901
  • Charles Pelletier, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Paris, in 1901
  • G. Pelletier, aged 51, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Anna Pelletier, aged 36, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Antonio Pelletier, aged 33, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pelletier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine (1641) and Guilliaume Pelletier (1641) arrived in Quebec from Perche on the southern border of Normandie
  • Guillaume Pelletier, who landed in Canada in 1641
  • Jean Pelletier, who landed in Canada in 1641
  • Georges Pelletier arrived in Quebec in 1652 from Normandie
  • Pierre (1671) and Louis Pelletier (1742) arrived in Quebec from Poitou on the west coast
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pelletier Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alphonse Pelletier, aged 32, who settled in Montreal, Canda, in 1908
  • Adele Pelletier, who settled in Canada, Quebec, in 1908
  • Alexandre Pelletier, aged 44, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1915
  • Berthe Pelletier, aged 25, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1917
  • Camille Pelletier, aged 0, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1917

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelletier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pelletier (post 1700)



  • Louis Pelletier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean-Baptiste Pelletier, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Louis François Elie Pelletier, Count de Montmarie, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Aimé Sulpice Victor Pelletier, Baron de Montmarie, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Nicolas Jacques Pelletier (d. 1792), French highwayman, the first person to be executed by the guillotine
  • Pierre-Joseph Pelletier (1788-1842), French chemist, co-discoverer of quinine and strychnine
  • Madeleine Pelletier (1874-1939), French physician, psychiatrist, first-wave feminist, and socialist activist
  • Jean-Jacques Pelletier (b. 1947), French Canadian philosophy professor and author
  • Annie Pelletier (b. 1973), Canadian three-time gold medalist diver from Montreal
  • Bruno Pelletier (b. 1972), Canadian singer from Quebec
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Adversis moveri nefas
Motto Translation: Turning away from wickedness.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pelletier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pelletier 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.

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