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Early Origins of the Thiry family

The surname Thiry was first found in Champagne, where this illustrious family was established in early times.

The members of this large family formed branches in other regions, as well. The branches Thierry du Boisorcant and de la Prévalaye were established in Brittany. The branch Thiry was established in Aunis, and the members of the branch Theriault settled in Burgundy.

Early History of the Thiry family

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Thiry 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 Thiry, including Théry, Thery, Téry, Tery, Terry, Thérieau, Therieau, Térieau, Terieau, Terrieau, Thériau, Theriau, Tériau, Teriau, Terriau, Thériaud, Theriaud, Tériaud, Teriaud, Terriaud, Thériaut, Theriaut, Tériaut, Terriaut, Therriault and many more.

Early Notables of the Thiry family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family during this period was Jean Thierry (1669-1739), a sculptor; Thiriot (1696-1772), who, in 1714, was a clerk with Voltaire for the same public prosecutor; Nicolas-Joseph Thiery de Menonville (1739-1780), a botanist; Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry (1795-1856), a historian; Amédée-Simon-Dominique Thierry. a historian and senator, the brother of the former; Joseph-François-Désiré Thierry, a painter, who was born in 1812 in Paris and received...
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Thiry Ranking

In France, the name Thiry is the 1,680th most popular surname with an estimated 3,594 people with that name. [1]

United States Thiry migration to the United States +

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Thiry surname were

Thiry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Thiry, who landed in Iowa in 1885 [2]
  • Felix Thiry, aged 14, who immigrated to America from Belgium, in 1892
  • Eugenie Thiry, aged 22, who landed in America from Belgium, in 1893
  • Anna Thiry, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Annable Thiry, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1894
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Thiry Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Cehine Thiry, aged 47, who immigrated to the United States from Berton, in 1903
  • Achille Thiry, aged 18, who landed in America from Ivoz Ramet, Belgium, in 1907
  • Achille Thiry, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Tooz Ramet, Belgium, in 1912
  • Francis Thiry, aged 36, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1915
  • Emile Thiry, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Enines, Belgium, in 1919
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Contemporary Notables of the name Thiry (post 1700) +

  • Kent Thiry (b. 1956), American Co-Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc
  • Paul Thiry (1904-1993), American architect, known as the father of modernism in the Pacific Northwest
  • Louis Thiry (1935-2019), French concert organist, composer and pedagogue
  • Nicolas Marin Thiry, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Louis Thiry (b. 1935), French organist, composer and pedagogue
  • Marcel Thiry (1897-1977), Belgian poet of French expression
  • Jules Thiry (1898-1931), Belgian water polo player who competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics
  • Bruno Thiry (b. 1962), Belgian rally driver

  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)
  3. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) Nicolas Thiry. Retrieved from on Facebook