Tellier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the French names to come from Normandy, Tellier is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Tellier family

The surname Tellier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat at St. Victor and Hauterocque as members of the aristocracy of that region. The name was derived from the word "telier," and denoted a tradesman of a linen weaver. [1]

Early History of the Tellier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tellier research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1844, 1845, 1603, 1685, 1677, 1641, 1691, 1695, 1771, 1614, 1702, 1603, 1685, 1642, 1710, 1675, 1718, 1641 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Tellier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tellier Spelling Variations

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Tellier, including Tellier, Telier, Telliere, Teliere, Le Tellier, Le Teliere, Le Telliere, Le Telier, Letellier, Letelier, Letelliere and many more.

Early Notables of the Tellier family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Michel le Tellier (1603-1685), French statesman, Chancellor of France (1677) and Secretary of State for War; François Michel Le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois (1641-1691), French politician, Secretary of State for War; Louis Charles César Le Tellier (1695-1771) known as the Duke of Estrées, a French military commander and Marshal of France; Pierre Le Tellier...
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United States Tellier migration to the United States +

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 Quebec. 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 Tellier were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Tellier were

Tellier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Tellier who landed in America in 1686
Tellier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michel Tellier, who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Michel Tellier, aged 50, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [2]
  • Jean Tellier, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Charles Tellier, who landed in New York in 1798 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tellier (post 1700) +

  • Leo H. Tellier Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1972
  • John Tellier, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1978
  • J. A. Tellier, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1940 (member, Resolutions Committee)
  • Harry A. Tellier (b. 1883), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Wayne County, 1925-31
  • Sylvie Tellier (b. 1978), French model, Miss Lyon 2001, and Miss France 2002
  • Théodule Tellier (1856-1922), French printer, co-founder of the French philatelic publisher Yvert et Tellier in 1895
  • Charles Tellier (1828-1913), French engineer and inventor, known for his design of the refrigerating plant as used on ocean vessels in 1868, awarded the Joest prize in 1911, made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1912
  • Sébastien Tellier (b. 1975), French singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
  • Maurice Tellier (1896-1966), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Montcalm (1936-1939), President of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (1955-1960)
  • Louis Tellier (1842-1935), Canadian lawyer, politician, and judge, Member of the Canadian Parliament for St. Hyacinthe (1878-1882)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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