The name Pierron 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 Pierron family
The surname Pierron was first found in Languedoc
where this impressive family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Pierron family
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Pierron Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Pierron, including 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 Pierron family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pierron family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Pierron has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Pierron were
Pierron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Louis Pierron, aged 33, who arrived in Missouri in 1841 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)
Pierron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Emile Pierron, aged 26, who arrived in New York, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Patria" from Marseilles, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QR-L2C : 6 December 2014), Emile Pierron, 17 Mar 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, France, arrival port New York, New York, ship name Patria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Gabriel Pierron, aged 37, originally from France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WH-L57 : 6 December 2014), Gabriel Pierron, 19 Nov 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Georgette Yvonne Pierron, aged 15, originally from Versaille, France, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Agamemnon" from Brest, France CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Z-XMJ : 6 December 2014), Georgette Yvonne Pierron, 26 Sep 1919; citing departure port Brest, arrival port New York, ship name Agamemnon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Pierron (post 1700)
- William Pierron, American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1881 and 1891
- Camille Pierron, French owner of a farm at Buirefontaine, France who with her daughter Annette helped Jews during World War II saving 10 escapees, both ennobled as "Righteous Among the Nations"
- Veronique Pierron (b. 1989), French short-track speed-skater at the World Championships in 2013
- Elie Marie Pierron, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Elie Pierron. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
The Pierron 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