Perie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Perie dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. The name Perie could also be derived from the Old French word "poirier," meaning "pear tree," and was used to distinguish a person who lived near such a tree. In some cases the name may have also been used to indicate a person who sold pears or owned an orchard. 
Early Origins of the Perie family
The surname Perie was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Amfreville.
Vincent Poirier, born in 1628, son of François and Michelle (née Bonar), came to New France in the 17th century and is recorded as the first person in Canada with the name Poirier. He married Françoise Pinguet on 8th February 1655. He married again to Judith Renaudeau on 6th December 1662. Vincent died in Quebec on 28th April 1703. 
Early History of the Perie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perie research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1097 and 1167 are included under the topic Early Perie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Perie Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Perie, including Poirer, Poirrer, Poirier, Poirrier, Poiré, Poirré, Poirière, Poirrière, Poirez, Poirrez, Poiriez and many more.
Early Notables of the Perie family (pre 1700)
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In France, the name Perie is the 2,354th most popular surname with an estimated 2,500 - 3,000 people with that name. 
Perie migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Perie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Perie, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name Perie (post 1700) +
Historic Events for the Perie family +
- Clara Perie, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion 
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The Perie 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: Oncques ne fauldray
Motto Translation: Never falter.
- ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
- ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
- ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance