The ancestral home of the Crozat family is the French region of Auvergne. Crozat was a name for someone who lived in the place named Crozet, which refers to a village in Aubergne, where the original bearer lived or held land. Habitational names are part of a larger set of names known as local
, which means that they are derived from geographical features; either from place names, which is the source for this name, or from local
geographical features, which are topographical names.
Early Origins of the Crozat family
The surname Crozat was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the Crozat family
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Crozat Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Crozat include Crozet, Crouzet, Croizet, Crouzette, Croizette, Cruisette, Crozette, Crozett, Cruiset, Crossier, Crozzet, Croizett, Crozier, Crouzettes, Croizettes, Cruisettes, Crozettes, Crousset, Crousett, Crousette, Croiset, Croisette, Crusier, Cruisette, Crozzier, Croizzet, Crouzzet, Crozzette, Crozzettes and many more.
Early Notables of the Crozat family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Pierre Crozat (1661-1740), a French art collector, born in Toulouse, France; Maturinus Veyssière La Croze (1661-1739), a French Benedictine historian and Orientalist; and Antoine Crozat, Marquis du Châtel (ca.1655-1738), French founder of an immense... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Crozat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Crozat family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Crozat has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Crozat were
Crozat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Rene Pierre Crozat, aged 21, who landed in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1918
- Renee Alice Crozat, aged 19, who emigrated to America from Bordeaux, France, in 1918
- J. A. Crozat, aged 20, who landed in America from Rotterdam, in 1920
- George Crozat, aged 27, who settled in New Orleans, in 1921
- Marguerite Crozat, aged 24, who settled in New York City, New York, in 1922
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