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The name Saintpeere was spawned from the landscape of southern France, known as Languedoc during the Middle Ages. It comes from the ancient Greek personal name Petros which was also borne by the Biblical St. Peter. Literally, the name means rock.

Saintpeere Early Origins



The surname Saintpeere was first found in Languedoc where they held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Castel, where eventually in later times they became the Barons of Saint-Pierre.

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Saintpeere Spelling Variations


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Saintpeere 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 Saintpeere is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Saint-Pierre, Saint-Peere, St- Perre, St-Pierr, Saintpierre, Saint-Pierre, Saintpeere, Saint-Peere, Saint-Perre, Saintperre, Saintpeere and many more.

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Saintpeere Early History


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Saintpeere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saintpeere research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1658, 1743 and 1844 are included under the topic Early Saintpeere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saintpeere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saintpeere Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Saintpeere 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 Saintpeere were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Saintpeere were Jean Batiste Saint-Pierre who arrived in Quebec from Gasgogne in 1755; Pierre Saint-Pierre arrived from Limousin to Quebec in 1681; Pierre Saint-Pierre arrived in Quebec in 1679 from Normandy..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Saintpeere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saintpeere 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 25 February 2014 at 11:50.

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