Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Fuselier Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

No Fuselier Coat of Arms Proven
Posted by: Mariann Brownson (ID *****5315) Date: September 30, 2009 at 11:14:12
  of 260

Though several coats of arms are claimed, none have been proven. Pierre Fuselier de la Claire was a wealthy goldware merchant (marchand d'orures). He may have been ennobled by virtue of the system of echevinage (public service), but no coat of arms has been found. He and three other aldermen served as treasurers for a period of two years for the Maison Generale de Lyon (hospital), which required an enormous amount of money. He was a member of the "patrician bourgeoisie" of Lyon.

He served as a captain of the militia, but there is no proof at all that he or his famly manufactured arms for the King. The meaning of the name "Fuselier" is sometimes claimed to come from the word "fusil" (musket), but an alternative word is "fusel" (spindle) meaning a spindle used for spinning. Lyon was famous as a region of silk weavers. Ultimately we just don't know.

The following are the coats of arms I have researched for the departements (districts) of France. You can go to for a departement map, to map the geographical locations of these coats of arms. None are found for Lyon:

Picardie departement - Fuzelier d'Auvez - gold with three rifles.
Bretagne department - Fuseliers de la Bretonniere - three heads (only) of cattle in silver.
Loiret departement- Fuzelier (City of Orleans) - three flowers, three chausse-traps.
Centre department - (Indre-et-Loire), Tours, Le Fuzilier (Perrine or Pierre) family from Blesois, Tours in the Loire et Cher department (also called Nouan-Le-Fuzelier) - three gold bird heads on cross strips of blu on red and white background.
Lorraine - three gold cups, Meuse, Bar-le-Duc, Claude (yes, that's how its spelled) Fuselier, wife of Claude Le Grand.
Sources: Google Books France: Recueil d'armoiries des maisons nobles, par Henri de Genouillac; Reistap Armorial;
Histoire Chronologique de l'hopital general et grand hotel-Dieu de Lyon par M. Et. Dagier; Etudes sur les anciennes juridictions Lyonnaise, par E.D.N. Fayard; Jacobinism and the Revolt of Lyon 1789-1793, by W.D. Edmonds(English); Histoire de la ville de Lyon; Congres archealogique de France; Revue du Lyonnais 1867.

If anyone has any documented information from France that contradicts this, I would love to hear from you. Thanks.

Notify Administrator about this message?
No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network