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The noble surname Billet originated in the region of Maine, in France. Billet is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Billet Early Origins



The surname Billet was first found in Maine.

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Billet Spelling Variations


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Billet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Billiard, Billiaud, Billiet, Billiez, Billard, Billaud, Billet, Billardon, Billault and many more.

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Billet Early History


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Billet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Billet research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1666, 1696, 1772, 1783, 1804, 1815, 1826, 1829, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Billet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Billet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Billet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Claude Billiard de Courgenay, a poet in the sixteenth century. Adam Billaut was a poet and miller born in Nevers in 1602; also of this house were the lords of Champeaux, who affirmed their nobility in 1666; the name was mentioned in the...

Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Billet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Billet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Katharine Billet, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Cath Billet, who arrived in Virginia in 1701

Billet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Billet, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853

Billet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelm Billet, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901

Billet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • François Billet was a cooper in Quebec in 1666

Billet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Billet, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Billet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Billet, aged 21, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Billet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Billet 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 March 2015 at 21:57.

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