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Multiple Origins for the Surname Doucet


French


The story of the name Doucet is a long and distinguished tale beginning in the French Province of Gascogne. Doucet was a name for a person of sweet, pleasant, or mild disposition as it is derived from the Old French word douce.

Doucet Early Origins



The surname Doucet was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Doucet Spelling Variations


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Doucet 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 Doucet, including Doucet, Doucé, Dousset, Doussé, Doussée, Doussais, Doussay, Doulcet, Douchet, Doucete, Douget, Dougette and many more.

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Doucet Early History


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Doucet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Doucet research. Another 441 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1273, 1308, 1459, 1670, 1724, 1750, 1766, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Doucet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Doucet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Doucet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Doucet 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



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 Doucet were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Doucet were

Doucet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean Doucet who settled in Carolina in 1695

Doucet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Doucet, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jeremie Doucet, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francois Doucet, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Benoni Doucet, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Pierre Doucet, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Doucet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mrs. Germain Doucet, who arrived in Acadia in 1636
  • Jean Doucet, who landed in Canada in 1646
  • Jean Doucet, who arrived in Canada in 1646

Doucet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michel Doucet, aged 29, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Anne Doucet, aged 33, who arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Francoise Doucet, aged 25, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Anne Doucet, aged 71, who landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Doucet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Doucet (post 1700)



  • Lionel J. Doucet, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 13th Ward, 1938 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, September 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Amy Doucet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, September 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Doucet (b. 1951), American Cajun fiddler, singer and songwriter
  • Pierre Doucet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 24) Pierre Doucet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Jacques Doucet (1853-1929), French fashion designer
  • Jean Alfred "Fred" Doucet (b. 1939), Canadian lobbyist, educator, university administrator, and political aide
  • Joseph André Doucet (1880-1963), Canadian politician who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1923-1956
  • Roger Doucet CM (1919-1981), Canadian tenor best known for singing the Canadian national anthem, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1980

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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, September 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 24) Pierre Doucet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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The Doucet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Doucet 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.

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