The history of the Barrot family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy
. Barrot is a habitation name, derived from the place name Barrault, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Barrot family
The surname Barrot was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
in the village of Charente in the arrondissement de Chatelle Rault.
Early History of the Barrot family
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Barrot Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Barrot, including Baratte, Barate, Barat, Barrat, Barat, Baraud, Barraud, Barrault, Barault, Bareau, Barreau, Barau, Barrau, Barou, Barrou, Barot, Barrot, Barott, Barrott, Barrotte, Barotte, Barratt, Barrat, Baratt, Barre, Barry, Barrett, Barrette, Barret, Barett, Barrit, Barritt, Barritte, Barre and many more.
Early Notables of the Barrot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barrot family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Barrot were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Barrot were Jean Barrette who settled in Quebec from Normandy
in 1661; Guillaume Barrette, who settled in Quebec from Normandy
in 1662; Andris Barret, who arrived in New York in 1710.
Contemporary Notables of the name Barrot (post 1700)
- Jacques Barrot (1937-2014), French politician, European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security (2008-2010)
- Bill Barrot (1944-2016), Australian rules football player who played from 1961 to 1971
The Barrot Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pour bien desirer
Motto Translation: For wishing well.
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