The Medaillers of Saint-Helena

The Saint Helena medal, created in 1857 by Napoleon III, was awarded to the 390,000 soldiers still living in 1857, who had fought with Napoleon I during the 1792-1815 wars. Among the medaillers, there were 6 Pasteurs… Continue reading “The Medaillers of Saint-Helena”

Origin of the Pasteur surname

Pasteur as a surname originated from an occupation. The surname developed from the Latin word “pastor”, which means “shepherd”. The people who herded sheep were named “Pastor”, then Pastour, Pastre and Pasteur. In German, Pasteur became Pfarrer. Continue reading “Origin of the Pasteur surname”