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Where did the French Cyr family come from? What is the French Cyr family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cyr family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cyr family history?Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname Cyr is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. These personal names were based on the language of the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe that controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The surname Cyr is derived from the popular Old French given name Siefert, meaning victory.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cyr, Saint-Cyr, St. Cyr, Cyre, Saint-Cyre, Cirgue, Saint-Cirgue, Cirgues and many more.
First found in Picardy, where this family was established in ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cyr research. Another 144 words(10 lines of text) covering the year 1808 is included under the topic Early Cyr History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 27 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cyr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cyr Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Cyr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cyr 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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