My 6th great grandmother was Sarah Messier (1702-1782). Her grandfather- Pieter Jansen Mesier (1640-?) came to America from Holland, Netherlands. I was surprised because this name sounds French to me.
~All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index:
There are 23 names with the last name Messier; here are a few:
Name Birth Arrival year and place
Marie-Anne Messier Canada
Jacque Messier 1606-1706 Quebec
Jacques Messier 1797 1827 New York
Aug D. Messier 1886 Illinois
Richard J. Messier 1900 Colorado
Joseph Messier 1910 Montana
There are 1,182 results for Messier as a surname.
The name Messier can be traced to the Old French word Messier- which means harvester. It reached England during the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It means someone who is employed in reaping or harvesting.
Messer, Mesher, Messor, Mersser, Masar, Messier, Meisser, Measure and more.