Perrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Perrier 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.

Early Origins of the Perrier family

The surname Perrier 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]

Early History of the Perrier family

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Perrier Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Perrier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Périer, Perrier, Perriere, Perrieres, Perriére, Périers, Perriers, du Perrier, La Perrier and many more.

Early Notables of the Perrier family (pre 1700)

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United States Perrier migration to the United States +

France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Perrier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Perrier were

Perrier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Perrier, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [2]
  • Pierre Perrier, who arrived in Louisiana in 1752
  • Peter Perrier, who landed in New Jersey in 1769 [2]
  • Peter Perrier, who arrived in America in 1774
Perrier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Perrier, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1805
  • Augustus B Perrier, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1812 [2]

Canada Perrier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Perrier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Laurent Perrier who arrived in Quebec in 1690 from Guyenne
Perrier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Dominic and Simon Perrier were fishermen at Sandy Point, George's Bay, Newfoundland in 1871 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Perrier (post 1700) +

  • Glorianne Perrier (b. 1929), American sprint canoer
  • Marcel Germain Perrier (1933-2017), French Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Pamiers (2000–2008)
  • Jacques Perrier (b. 1929), French cross country skier
  • Jacques Perrier (b. 1924), French basketball player
  • François Perrier (1590-1650), French painter and etcher
  • Gérard Perrier (b. 1928), French cross country skier
  • Sébastien Perrier (b. 1987), French ski mountaineer
  • Denise Perrier (b. 1935), French model and actress
  • Francois Perrier (1835-1888), French soldier and geodesist
  • Florent Perrier (b. 1973), French ski mountaineer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0 on Facebook
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