Junot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The French name Junot was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.

Early Origins of the Junot family

The surname Junot was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Important Dates for the Junot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junot research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1613, 1771, 1793, 1800, 1801, 1804, 1806, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Junot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Junot Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Junot is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Juneau, Jeune, Jeunet, Jeuneau, Jeuniau, Jouneau, Jouniau, Jonet, Jonnet, Jonneau, Jonniau, Jonneret, Jonnart, Jeunesse, Jonin and many more.

Early Notables of the Junot family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family was Jean-Andoche Junot, duke of Abrantès, born in 1771, who was a French general. In 1793 Bonaparte promoted him to officer and made him his aide-de-camp. He would become a General in 1801, colonel-general of the Hussards in 1804, ambassador to Lisbon in 1804, Governour-General of Parme-et-Plaisance in 1806, and commander of the Portuguese Army. Laurie Permon, Dame Junot, was duchess of Abrantès. She married Junot in 1800 and is known for her published work of Napoleon's memoirs, a document which is a...
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Junot migration to Canada

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Junot surname were

Junot Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Charles Junot, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821

Contemporary Notables of the name Junot (post 1700)

  • Jean-Andoche Junot, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [1]
  • Junot Diaz (b. 1968), Dominican-American winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008

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Citations

  1. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Jean-Andoche Junot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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