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The Therrien name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Therrien was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany.

Therrien Early Origins



The surname Therrien was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Ragotiere.

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Therrien Spelling Variations


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Therrien Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Therrien is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Terrien, Terrion, Terrian, Thirion, Therien, Therrien, de Terrien and many more.

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Therrien Early History


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Therrien Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Therrien research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1448 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Therrien History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Therrien Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Therrien Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Therrien Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Therrien Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Therrien came from Angoumois on the west coast of France and settled in Quebec in 1656
  • Jacques Therrien from Normandy settled in Quebec in 1667

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Contemporary Notables of the name Therrien (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Therrien (post 1700)



  • Valerie Therrien, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1996, 2004
  • Andre Therrien (b. 1975), Canadian professional football player
  • Michel Therrien (b. 1963), Canadian NHL hockey scout and former head coach, nominee for the Jack Adams Award
  • Jean-François Therrien (b. 1969), Canadian politician from Quebec
  • Gaston Therrien (b. 1960), retired Canadian professional ice hockey player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Therrien Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Therrien 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 October 2016 at 17:52.

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