Pelissier Family History
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Pelissier Name Meaning
French (Pélissier): from Old French pellice ‘fur cloak’ (Late Latin pellicia from pellis ‘skin’, ‘fur’), hence an occupational name for a maker of fur garments or a nickname for someone who wore furs. The surname was taken to Britain by Huguenot refugees; Reaney and Wilson mention a Huguenot, Abel Pelessier, who settled in Ireland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Messier, Pelletier, Tessier, Lussier, Weisser, Bossier, Preiser