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The name Pierre is from the Languedoc region of southern France, it came from the ancient Greek personal name Petros and the Biblical name Peter, meaning rock.

Pierre Early Origins



The surname Pierre was first found in Languedoc where this impressive family held a family seat since ancient times.

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Pierre Spelling Variations


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Pierre 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 Pierre is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Pierre, Pierres, De Pierre, De Pierres, Pyerre, Pyerres, De Pyerre, De Pyerres, Lapierre, Lapierres, La Pierre, La Pierres, La Pyerre, La Pyerres, Lanphere, Lanpher, Lanphier and many more.

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Pierre Early History


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Pierre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pierre research. Another 535 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1116, 1200, 1217, 1286, 1380, 1462, 1500, 1540, 1548, 1550, 1557, 1600, 1697, 1700, 1771, 1776, 1784, and 1788 are included under the topic Early Pierre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pierre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pierre Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pierre 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Pierre were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Pierre were

Pierre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Pierre, aged 20, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Pierre, aged 20, arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Louis Pierre, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Marguerite Pierre, aged 17, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Louis LeClex Pierre, who landed in New York in 1798

Pierre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernd Georg Pierre, who landed in America in 1814-1820
  • Dominick Pierre, aged 28, who came to New Orleans in 1820
  • Noel Pierre, aged 26, who arrived in New Orleans in 1821
  • J. Pierre, aged 24, who came to Philadelphia in 1822
  • Andrew H Pierre, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pierre Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Le Grand Pierre, who landed in Montreal in 1653

Pierre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre-Philippe Pierre, who landed in Montreal in 1741

Pierre Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Guillard Pierre, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pierre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pierre (post 1700)



  • Brian St Pierre (b. 1979), American professional (NFL) football player
  • Wilfred Pierre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2000, 2004 (alternate)
  • Shawn Pierre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1996
  • Nadia Pierre, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000
  • Alphonse Pierre, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Oconto County, 1956
  • Jean-Baptiste Pierre de Semellé, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean Ignace Pierre, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jackie Pierre (b. 1946), French politician, member of the Senate of France
  • Jean Baptiste Louis "J.B." Pierre (1833-1905), French botanist known for his Asian studies
  • Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre (1714-1784), French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and administrator
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Armé pour le roi
Motto Translation: Armed for the king


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Citations


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    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Pierre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pierre 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 09:27.

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