Last name origins & meanings:
- French: from poisson ‘fish’, a metonymic occupational
name for a fisherman or fish seller or a nickname for someone
supposedly resembling a fish. In North America this name is sometimes
translated as Fisher.
- North American
variant of Poissant.
- A Poisson from the Perche region of France is documented in Quebec
City in 1649. The secondary surname Gentilly is associated.
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