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Where did the French Guillemette family come from? What is the French Guillemette family crest and coat of arms? When did the Guillemette family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Guillemette family history?

The Guillemette family can find its origins within the landscape of Medieval France, particularly in that coastal region once known as Normandy. Their name is derived from the popular Norman given name William, which is composed of the elements will, meaning desire, and helm, meaning protection or strength.

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Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Guillemette some of which are Guilaume, Guillaume, Guilaum, Guillamauax, Guillemot, Guillaumie, Guillaumes, Guillaumaud, Guillaumaut, Guillaumard, Guillaumart, De Guillaume and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat and were conjecturally descended from the Comte D'Evroux, in the castle of Evreux.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guillemette research. Another 194 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1087, and 1816 are included under the topic Early Guillemette History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Guillemette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Guillemette has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Guillemette were

Guillemette Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Chas Guillemette, aged 38, who settled in America from France, in 1900
  • Marie Guillemette, aged 28, who landed in America from France, in 1900
  • Elisa Guillemette, aged 48, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1904
  • Arthur Guillemette, aged 28, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1904
  • Eugenie Guillemette, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909


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  • Éloi Guillemette (1911-1984), Canadian politician, three-term Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec
  • Alphonse-Edgar Guillemette (1877-1950), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec


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The Guillemette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guillemette Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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