Early Origins of the Saucier family
The surname Saucier was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
at Le Saussaye in Eure in the arrondissement of Louviers, in the canton of Amfreville-La-Campagne. Anschetil was the ancestor of this great aristocratic family of Saussaye. La Saussaye was a fief of the Norman branch of the Harcourts. In the registers of Philip Augustus in 1212 they were listed as sub-infeudated fees (vassal of a feudal
lord) of Breteuil.
Early History of the Saucier family
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Saucier 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 Saucier include Saucey, Saucy, Saussay, Saussaye, Saucier and others.
Early Notables of the Saucier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saucier family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Saucier has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Saucier were
Saucier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Jean Saucier, aged 3, who landed in America from Paris, in 1903
- Joseph Saucier, aged 34, who settled in America from Paris, in 1903
- Mrs. Joseph Saucier, aged 28, who landed in America from Paris, in 1903
- F. X. Saucier, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1904
- Helene Saucier, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Romorantin, France, in 1920
Saucier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Louis Saucier who arrived in Quebec in 1671 from Ile-de-France
Contemporary Notables of the name Saucier (post 1700)
- Billy Jack Saucier (1931-1987), American acclaimed Grand National Fiddler
- Francis Field Saucier (b. 1926), American Major League Baseball player
- Kevin Andrew Saucier (b. 1956), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Raul Saucier (b. 1975), Canadian professional hockey player