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Where did the French Poquette family come from? What is the French Poquette family crest and coat of arms? When did the Poquette family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Poquette family history?The Poquette surname comes from the personal name Pasquet, which was a form of Pascal. The Old French word "pacquet," meant a "bundle of kindling;" thus in some instances, the name may have originally been an occupational name for a gatherer or seller of firewood or kindling.
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, Poquette some of which are Pasquet, Paquet, Paquett, Paquette, Paquitt, Pacquet, Pacquett, Pacquette, Paquit, Paquitte, Paquotte, Paquott, Paquot, Pasquiet, Passaquet, Passquet and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poquette research. Another 122 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1615, 1708, 1767, 1770, 1819, 1844, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Poquette History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 79 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poquette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Poquette has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Poquette were Widow Paquot who settled in Philadelphia in 1796 with her daughter; Anton Paquet settled in Philadelphia in 1848; Isaac Paquet settled in Quebec in 1665 at Vallée from Poitou as did Mery Paquet in 1667.
The Poquette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poquette 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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