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Where did the French Cornier family come from? What is the French Cornier family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cornier family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cornier family history?The name Cornier is derived from the Old French word "corme," which referred to the fruit of the "sorb" or "service" tree. The surname most likely evolved from a nickname originally used for someone who lived near such a tree, or who sold its fruit at the market.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Cornier include Cormier, Cormiere, Cormie, Cormey, De Cormie, De Cormey, De Cormier and many more.
First found in Brittany in de Chambray, where they held a family seat.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornier research. Another 355 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1079, 1480, 1681, 1701, 1850, 1606 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Cornier History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cornier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Cornier has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cornier were
Cornier Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Cornier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cornier 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.
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