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Where did the French Saulnier family come from? What is the French Saulnier family crest and coat of arms? When did the Saulnier family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Saulnier family history?

The Périgord region of France is the ancient homeland of this noble name.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Saulnier, Saunier, Saulniée, Saulniaye, Saulnyé, Solniere, Solnierre, Soulnierre, Salnier and many more.

First found in Périgord, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saulnier research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1666, 1816, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Saulnier History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Saulnier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Saulnier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Madeleine Saulnier, who settled in Carolina in 1695-1696

Saulnier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Marie Joseph Saulnier, aged 48, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • John Saulnier settled in Philadelphia in 1798
  • Joseph Saulnier settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Saulnier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Francoise Saulnier, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Pierre Saulnier, who arrived in Montreal in 1663


  • Raymond J. Saulnier (1908-2009), American economist, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) (1956 to 1961)
  • Steve Saulnier, American football player and coach
  • Cyril Saulnier (b. 1975), French tennis player
  • Jules Saulnier (1817-1881), French architect, best remembered for his work on the Menier Chocolate Co. buildings in Noisiel, France
  • Aldéo Saulnier, Canadian politician, mayor of Bouctouche, New Brunswick
  • Lucien Saulnier CC (1916-1989), Canadian politician, chair of the Montreal Urban Community during the October Crisis
  • Tania Saulnier (b. 1982), Canadian actress, best known for her role in the film Slither


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  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. 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).
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The Saulnier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saulnier 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 1 November 2013 at 21:16.

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