Show ContentsTeissier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Teissier family

The surname Teissier was first found in Périgord, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

Many of the branches had their noble status maintained in 1599, 1634, 1667, 1668, 1715 and so on. In recognition of their valiant conduct at war, many members of this noble family received lands and titles and were prominent citizens. This family had many members who were admitted to the Order of the Knights of Malta and to the Knights of Saint Cyr in 1706, 1751, 1768, and on August 7, 1773, Jeanne from the Redon branch of the family was admitted. Many distinctive members of the Tessieres family participated in the Assembly of Notables in 1789.

Urbain Tessier, born in 1624, son of Artus and Jeanne, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After settling in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Marie Archambault, daughter of Jacques and Françoise, on 28th September 1648. They remained together in Quebec until Urbain's death at Montreal on 21st March 1689. [1]

Early History of the Teissier family

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Teissier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tessieres, Teyssières, Teissière, Tessier, Tessiere, Tesieres, Tesierres, Tesier, Les Teyssieres, La Teissiere, La Tesiere, Tissier, Le Tissier, Letessier, Tisserand, Tesserand, Tessereau, Tissot and many more.

Early Notables of the Teissier family (pre 1700)

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Teissier Ranking

In France, the name Teissier is the 1,092nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,951 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Teissier family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Tessier settled in New York State in 1775; Jean Tessier settled in New York State in 1775; Auguste Tessier, aged 26; settled in New Orleans in 1821.

Contemporary Notables of the name Teissier (post 1700) +

  • Henri Antoine Marie Teissier (1929-2020), French-Algerian Catholic Bishop of Algiers and Archbishop Emeritus of Algiers
  • Guy Teissier (b. 1945), French Member of the National Assembly of France

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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