The Périgord region of France is the ancient homeland of this noble name.
The surname Saulnier was first found in Périgord, where this eminent family held a
since ancient times.
By the 14th century this family were well established in many regions and many members of the family were distinctive citizens who held lands and titles. On 5th November 1340, Arnaud Saulnier was ranked as nobility and his lineage was continued until 1666. Throughout the centuries this ancient family branched, prospered, and expanded to various provinces where the members of the family adapted to the cultural and linguistic variations in these areas and became prominent members of their respective regions.
The Saulnier families of Anchald in Auvergne and in Bourbonnais, received their patents of nobility in 1816 and were hereditary Viscounts in 1828.
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of this family name include: Saulnier, Saunier, Saulniée, Saulniaye, Saulnyé, Solniere, Solnierre, Soulnierre, Salnier and many more.