Meaning and Origin of: Poisson

Family 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.