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

Thirion Early Origins



The surname Thirion 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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Thirion Spelling Variations


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Thirion Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Terrien, Terrion, Terrian, Thirion, Therien, Therrien, de Terrien and many more.

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Thirion Early History


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Thirion Early History



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

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Thirion Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thirion Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Thirion has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Thirion were Stephen Terrian and his wife Mary who settled in Georgia in 1734; Pierre Therrien came from Angoumois on the west coast of France and settled in Quebec in 1656.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thirion (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thirion (post 1700)



  • François Thirion, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) François Thirion. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) François Thirion. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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The Thirion Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thirion 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 14 January 2016 at 23:05.

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