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Pierre History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Pierre family


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

Early History of the Pierre family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Pierre family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pierre family to the New World and Oceana


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 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. 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, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Louis Pierre, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Marguerite Pierre, aged 17, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Louis LeClex Pierre, who landed in New York in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Pierre Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernd Georg Pierre, who landed in America in 1814-1820 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Dominick Pierre, aged 28, who settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • Noel Pierre, aged 26, who arrived in New Orleans in 1821
  • J. Pierre, aged 24, who settled in Philadelphia in 1822
  • Andrew H Pierre, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875

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) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Shawn Pierre, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nadia Pierre, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Alphonse Pierre, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Oconto County, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jean-Baptiste Pierre de Semellé, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) Jean-Baptiste Pierre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Jean Ignace Pierre, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Jean Pierre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • 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.)

The Pierre 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


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) Jean-Baptiste Pierre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Jean Pierre. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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