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The name Perier is an ancient French name that was given to a person from Brittany who was a stone cutter as the name was originally derived from the Old French word Pierre meaning stone.

Perier Early Origins



The surname Perier was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Kerhuel and also at Launay in that same region. The family were elevated to the Comtes de Quintin in 1421. "An ancient and noble family of Brittany, traced in the archives of the Collège Héraldique at Paris, to the tenth century, and to the ancient dukes and princes of that province." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Perier Spelling Variations


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Perier Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Périer, Perrier, Perriere, Perrieres, Perriére, Périers, Perriers, du Perrier, La Perrier and many more.

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Perier Early History


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Perier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Perier research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1649, 1800, 1863, 1869, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Perier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Perier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Perier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Perier 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:

Perier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Perier, who arrived in Acadia in 1658

Perier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Perier, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. 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.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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The Perier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Perier 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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