Normandy. It is derived from their residence in Normandy. The name Poire could also be derived from the Old French word poirier, meaning pear tree, and was used to distinguish a person who lived near such a tree. In some cases the name may have also been used to indicate a person who sold pears or owned an orchard.
Early Origins of the Poire family
Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Amfreville.
Early History of the Poire family
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Poire Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name Poire, some of which include Poirer, Poirrer, Poirier, Poirrier, Poiré, Poirré, Poirière, Poirrière, Poirez, Poirrez, Poiriez and many more.
Early Notables of the Poire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poire family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Poire Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
The Poire 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: Oncques ne fauldray
Motto Translation: Never falter.
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