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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Jacquet, Jaquet, Jaquinet, Jacquinet, Jaquot, Jacquin, Jacquot, Jaquinett and many more.

First found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in this region and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived. They were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Many distinguished branches of this family emerged over the centuries.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jacquet research. Another 201 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1537 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Jacquet History in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jacquet Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean Paul Jacquet, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1685

Jacquet Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Francois Jacquet, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720 with his wife Jeanne and their sons Estienne, Andre, Jean Guillaume and Jean Jacques
  • Antoine Jacquet, was an Acadian, who went to South America in 1774

Jacquet Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Julius Jacquet, who arrived in Arkansas in 1894


  • Illinois Jacquet (1922-2004), American jazz musician, his 1942 "Flying Home" solo is considered the first R&B sax solo
  • Isabelle Jacquet (b. 1961), Algerian-born, French artist, painter, sculptor
  • Luc Jacquet, French scientist, writer and director, known for his Oscar winning documentary "March of the Penguins" (2005)
  • Alain Jacquet (b. 1939), French artist
  • Loïc Jacquet (b. 1985), French rugby union player


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  2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Jacquet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jacquet 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.

This page was last modified on 24 August 2014 at 16:47.

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