Home

Digital Products

Prints

Apparel

Home & Barware

Gifts


Customer Service



Gillet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French


The French name Gillet first arose during the Medieval period in the Languedoc region. It is derived from when the family having lived in Languedoc.


Early Origins of the Gillet family


The surname Gillet was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

Descending from the original line of Languedoc were François de Ricard, Lord of Cauderoque, Durand de Ricard, Lord of Villenouvette, Jean de Ricard de Villeneuve, Lord and Baron of Villeneuve-la-Comtal. In 1789 Jacques de Ricard de Villeneuve was a member of the Assembly of nobility of Castelnaudary. Jean-Henry de Ricard was a Lawyer in Parliament.

In the 15th century, Bérenger Guilhot became the archbishop of Auch. The family was believed to participate in the affairs of their community and were awarded lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Those who were granted the title of Lords of Ferrières were Bérenger Guilhot, Jean Guilhot, Arnaud Guilhot and Dominique Guilhot. The granting of the title to the prestigious members of this family was believed to confer special rights, privileges and responsibilities and Guillaume Guilhot became the Lord and also the Baron of Ferrières.

François Guilhot who branched out to Crouzet was given the title of Lord of Crouzet, rewarded with lands, estates, and became the founder of a new branch of this esteemed family. Notable among the distinguished branch of Lagarde was Emile-Joseph-Marie Guilhot who was the Captain and the Commandant of the 8th regiment of Hussars in the 19th century.

Jean Guillot, born in 1650, son of François and Jeanne (née Brou), was a carpenter for the king that travelled to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Françoise Trud, daughter of Mathurin and Marguerite (née Gareman), on 3rd February 1688. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Gillet family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillet research.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gillet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Gillet Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Gillet, including Guilhot, Guilot, Guillhot, Guillot, Guillut, Guilut, Guilhut, Gillot, Gilhot and many more.

Early Notables of the Gillet family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Gillet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Gillet family to the New World and Oceana


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 Gillet 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 Gillet were

Gillet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jonathan Gillet, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nathaniel Gillet, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Gillet, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Gillet, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Gillet, who arrived in Virginia in 1696 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gillet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Gillet, who arrived in Virginia in 1719 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Louis Gabriel Gillet, who arrived in New York in 1798 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gillet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Gillet, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gillet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jules Gillet, who landed in Acadia in 1688

Gillet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Reuben Gillet, who arrived in Canada in 1828

Contemporary Notables of the name Gillet (post 1700)


  • Ransom Hooker Gillet (1800-1876), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1832, 1840; U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1833-37 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Gillet, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1823 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Isaph Gillet, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Torrington, 1831 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel M. Gillet, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County, 1823 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles William Gillet (1840-1908), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from New York, 1893-1905 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Benoni Gillet, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Granby, 1820 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ransome Gillet Holdredge (1836-1899), American painter who specialized in Northern California landscapes

Gillet Family Crest Products



See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


Sign Up