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Poirier Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

France, Normandy

Poirier Meaning & Etymology

Poirier is an occupational French surname, like baker or (black) smith. Poirier is the owner of a pear orchid and/or seller of pears. The tree that bears pears is called 'le poirier.' Possible connection to Perry, as Perry is a wine made out of pears. With Norman invasions of England, Poiriers might have migrated to Britain in support of the Duke of Normandy, and altered the surname to Perry for phonetic reasons.

Poirier Life Expectancy

According to our database of 3,502 people with the last name Poirier that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

72.2
years

Most Common Poirier First Names

According to our database of 7,804 people with the last name Poirier that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • Joseph 4.6%
  • Marie 3.4%
  • Jean 3.3%
  • Pierre 3.0%
  • Louis 2.5%
  • François 2.2%
  • Jacques 1.3%
  • Robert 1.2%
  • Charles 1.1%
  • Michel 1.1%
  • Auguste 1.1%
  • Albert 1.0%
  • Paul 0.9%
  • Anne 0.9%
  • George 0.9%
  • Henri 0.9%
  • Mary 0.8%
  • Marguerite 0.8%
  • Raymond 0.8%
  • Catherine 0.7%
  • Victor 0.7%
  • Arthur 0.7%
  • Jeanne 0.7%
  • John 0.7%
  • Edward 0.7%
  • Georges 0.7%
  • Julien 0.6%
  • Leo 0.6%
  • Alfred 0.6%
  • Emile 0.6%
  • Marcel 0.6%
  • Claude 0.6%
  • René 0.6%
  • André 0.6%
  • Maurice 0.6%
  • Richard 0.5%
  • Léon 0.5%
  • Henry 0.5%
  • Ernest 0.5%
  • Jules 0.5%
  • Madeleine 0.5%
  • Wilfred 0.5%
  • Louise 0.5%
  • William 0.4%
  • Francis 0.4%
  • Alphonse 0.4%
  • Rose 0.4%
  • Roger 0.4%
  • Eugène 0.4%
  • Florence 0.4%

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