Last name: PERRIER

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PERRIER : This last name is indexed 800,413 times on Geneanet!

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PERRIER : 1: French: occupational name for a quarryman or stone breaker from Old French perrier an agent derivative of pierre ‘stone rock’.2: French: habitational name from (Le) Perrier the name of several places in various parts of France.3: English: topographic name for someone who lived by a pear tree from Middle English perie ‘pear tree’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.4: English (of Norman origin): occupational name either from Old French perrier perrieur ‘quarrier stone breaker’ (compare 1 above) or given the implied high social status of some of the early English bearers from an agent derivative of Old French and Middle English perri pirri ‘precious stone’ hence ‘jeweler’.

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