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The name Saintpierre 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.

Saintpierre Early Origins



The surname Saintpierre 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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Saintpierre Spelling Variations


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Saintpierre Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Saintpierre, some of which 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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Saintpierre Early History


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Saintpierre Early History



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

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Saintpierre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saintpierre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Saintpierre 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



France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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. 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 Saintpierre were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Saintpierre were

Saintpierre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dumese De Saint Pierre settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1767
  • Jean Louis Demesne De Saint Pierre settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1768
  • John Baptiste Saint Pierre settled in New York State in 1775

Saintpierre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Marie Saint Pierre who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1783

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    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.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Saintpierre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saintpierre 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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