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.
Early Origins of the Thirion family
The surname Thirion was first found in Brittany
where this distinguished family held a family seat
in the honor of the seigneurie of Ragotiere.
Early History of the Thirion family
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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.
Early Notables of the Thirion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thirion family to the New World and Oceana
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 America. 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Thirion (post 1700)
- François Thirion, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 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