The surname Douet is of French descent, and is of local
origin, being derived from the name of the place where the original bearer lived or held land. The surname Douet is derived from the french "douhet," the word used to describe a stream. Thus, the bearer of the surname lived near a stream or small body of water. The surnames original meaning is "dweller in," or "man of" Douhet.
Early Origins of the Douet family
The surname Douet was first found in the western region of Brittany
, where the family held their ancestral seat.
Early History of the Douet family
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Douet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Douhet, Duhe, Doué, De Douet, De Douhet, Douit, Doius and many more.
Early Notables of the Douet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Douet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sebastien Douet who arrived in Quebec in 1657; Jean de Douhet de la Riviere de Lestrang who settled in Quebec in 1683; and James Duhe who settled in Baltimore in 1840..
Contemporary Notables of the name Douet (post 1700)
- René Douet, who worked on the French railroads throughout the early 20th century
- Jacques Douet, French painter