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The Poissonier family name dates back to the time Medieval France and that northern region known as Normandy. It comes from an early member of the family who was a fisherman or fishmonger having derived from the Old French word poisson, meaning fish. In some cases the name may have been given as a nickname to someone who bore a fancied resemblance to a fish.

Poissonier Early Origins



The surname Poissonier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigniory of Mesnil.

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Poissonier Spelling Variations


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Poissonier Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Poissonier include Poisson, Poissant, LePoisson, Le Poisson, De Poisson, Poissonot, Poissoneau, Poissonier, Poissonet, Poissonnerie, Poissonneau and many more.

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Poissonier Early History


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Poissonier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poissonier research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1754, 1781, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Poissonier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poissonier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poissonier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Poissonier 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



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 Poissonier 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 Poissonier were Jean Poisson arrived in Quebec in 1646 from Perche in southern Normandy; Jane Poisson arrived in Georgia in 1831;; Mary Poisson arrived in Georgia in 1800..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Poissonier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poissonier 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.

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