Tixier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Périgord region of France is the ancient homeland of this noble name.

Early Origins of the Tixier family

The surname Tixier was first found in Périgord, where this eminent family held a family seat since ancient times.

Many of the branches had their noble status maintained in 1599, 1634, 1667, 1668, 1715 and so on. In recognition of their valiant conduct at war, many members of this noble family received lands and titles and were prominent citizens. This family had many members who were admitted to the Order of the Knights of Malta and to the Knights of Saint Cyr in 1706, 1751, 1768, and on August 7, 1773, Jeanne from the Redon branch of the family was admitted. Many distinctive members of the Tessieres family participated in the Assembly of Notables in 1789.

Urbain Tessier, born in 1624, son of Artus and Jeanne, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After settling in the Canadian province of Quebec he married Marie Archambault, daughter of Jacques and Françoise, on 28th September 1648. They remained together in Quebec until Urbain's death at Montreal on 21st March 1689. [1]

Early History of the Tixier family

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Tixier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tessieres, Teyssières, Teissière, Tessier, Tessiere, Tesieres, Tesierres, Tesier, Les Teyssieres, La Teissiere, La Tesiere, Tissier, Le Tissier, Letessier, Tisserand, Tesserand, Tessereau, Tissot and many more.

Early Notables of the Tixier family (pre 1700)

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Tixier Ranking

In France, the name Tixier is the 844th most popular surname with an estimated 6,069 people with that name. [2]

Migration of the Tixier family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Tessier settled in New York State in 1775; Jean Tessier settled in New York State in 1775; Auguste Tessier, aged 26; settled in New Orleans in 1821.


Contemporary Notables of the name Tixier (post 1700) +

  • Susan Tixier, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2000 [3]


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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