During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Pouliot was first used in France. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Pouliot family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Pouliot was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Pouliot was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.
Early Origins of the Pouliot family
The surname Pouliot was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was established in the village of Beaujolais, in the diocese of Langres.
Early History of the Pouliot family
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Pouliot Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Poule, Poulle, Poul, Poulet, Poullet, Poulot, Poullot, Pouliot, Poulieau, Poulieaux, Pouliaut, Pouliaulx, Pouliault, Poulard, Poulat, Poulas, Poulastre, Poulastron, Pouleteau, Pouleteaux, Poulteau, Poulteaux, Poulié, Pouliet, Pouletier, Poultier, Poulain and many more.
Early Notables of the Pouliot family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Geoffroy Poulard, Franco- Breton
Squire who bravely fought but was killed at the Combat of the Thirty on March 26th, 1351; and Pierrard Poullet, a writer at the end of the 16th century.
John Poulett (1586-1649), 1st Baron
Poulett, was a cavalier... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pouliot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pouliot family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pouliot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Sister Caroline Pouliot, aged 58, who landed in America from Rome, in 1903
- Peter Pouliot, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1906
- Dan Pouliot, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
- Anathase Pouliot, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1922
Pouliot Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Caroline Pouliot, aged 64, who emigrated to Sillery, Quebec, Canada, in 1908
- Melle Marie Pouliot, aged 20, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1908
- Joseph Pouliot, aged 25, who emigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1915
- Origene Pouliot, aged 25, who emigrated to St. Hyacinte, Quebec, Canada, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Pouliot (post 1700)
- Adrien Pouliot (1896-1980), Canadian mathematician and educator
- George Pouliot (b. 1923), Canadian Olympic fencer
- Yannick Pouliot (b. 1963), Canadian computational biologist focused on developing biocomputational software systems
- Camille-Eugène Pouliot (1897-1967), Canadian provincial politician
- Jean-Baptiste Pouliot (1816-1888), Quebec notary and political figure
- Barthélemy Pouliot (1811-1890), Quebec businessman and political figure
- Jean-François Pouliot (b. 1957), Quebec film director
- Charles-Eugène Pouliot (1856-1897), lawyer and political figure in Quebec
- Jean-François Pouliot (1890-1969), lawyer, author and political figure in Quebec
- Jean Adélard Pouliot (1923-2004), Canadian broadcasting pioneer
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