Drolet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Drolet comes from the French word "drôle" which means funny. The name was originally given as a nickname to a person that was thought to be funny or entertaining. [1]

Early Origins of the Drolet family

The surname Drolet was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Drolet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drolet research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1402, 1450, 1500, 1696, 1610, 1681 and 1643 are included under the topic Early Drolet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drolet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drolet, Droley, Droler, Drollet, Drollais, Drollaie, Drollée, Drollé, Druillet, Drolais, Drolaie, Drolée, Drolé, Droley, Drollais, Drollay, Drolley, Droller, Druilhet, DeDruillet, deDruilhet, Droulet, Droulette, Druilet, Druilette, Druillet, Druillette, Drolette, Rollet, de Rollet, Rolet and many more.

Early Notables of the Drolet family (pre 1700)

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United States Drolet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drolet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Drolet, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1873
Drolet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Benjamen Drolet, aged 41, originally from Montreal, Canada, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "La Bretagne" from Havre, France [2]
  • Hector Drolet, aged 63, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "La Lorraine" from Havre, France [3]
  • Edmond Boileau Drolet, aged 42, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Bordeaux, France [4]
  • Emilie Drolet, aged 31, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Bordeaux, France [5]
  • Juan Hector Drolet, aged 65, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Drolet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drolet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Drolet, son of Pierre and Catherine, married Geneviève Desroches, daughter of Martial and Anne, in Lorette, Quebec on 30th July 1710 [7]
  • Charles Drolet, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Geneviève Martineau-Saint-Onge, daughter of Mathurin and Marie-Madeleine, in Lorette, Quebec on 26th November 1715 [7]
  • Pierre Drolet, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Catherine Savard, daughter of Simon and Françoise, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 8th November 1717 [7]
  • Jacques Drolet, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Marie-Thérèse Boutin, daughter of Jean and Marie-Anne, in Lorette, Quebec on 22nd OCtiber 1720 [7]
  • Jean-Baptiste Drolet, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Marie-Josephte-Catherine, daughter of Joseph and Louise, in Quebec on 12th September 1723 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Drolet (post 1700) +

  • Leon Drolet (b. 1967), American Michigan Republican politician and political activist
  • Joseph-Toussaint Drolet (1786-1838), French merchant, seigneur and political figure in Lower Canada
  • Antoine Drolet, Canadian politician in Quebec, Canada
  • André Drolet, Canadian politician in the province of Quebec
  • François Louis Drolet (b. 1972), Canadian Olympic short track speed skater
  • Marie-Eve Drolet (b. 1982), Canadian short track speed skater
  • René Georges Drolet (b. 1944), Canadian former professional ice hockey centre
  • Nancy Drolet (b. 1973), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Gustave Adolphe Drolet, Lawyer and author, Québec
  • Charles Drolet (1795-1873), Quebec lawyer and political figure, deputy clerk of the Court of Appeal in 1854


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX6X-2YW : 6 December 2014), Benj. Drolet, 11 Aug 1907; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bretagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXYM-YPX : 6 December 2014), Hector Drolet, 04 Apr 1909; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Lorraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q8-CPB : 6 December 2014), Edmond Boileau Drolet, 24 Jan 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q8-CP1 : 6 December 2014), Emilie Drolet, 24 Jan 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZP-HXS : 6 December 2014), Juan Hector Drolet, 08 Jun 1920; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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