Drouillard 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 Drouillard family

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

Important Dates for the Drouillard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drouillard 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 Drouillard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drouillard 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 Drouillard family (pre 1700)

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drouillard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drouillard migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drouillard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Drouillard, aged 7, who settled in America, in 1895
Drouillard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs Drouillard, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. J.P. Drouillard, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Mrs. H.K. Drouillard, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • James P. Drouillard, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Florence Jane Drouillard, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Drouillard migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drouillard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Marie Drouillard, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1657
  • Miss Marie Drouillard, French settler travelling to Canada to work for François Peron, arriving on 10th April 1657 [2]
Drouillard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Ms. Ann Drummond U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Drouillard (post 1700)

  • David Wilson "Dave" or "DW" Drouillard (b. 1950), American vocalist, songwriter and musician
  • George Drouillard (1773-1810), American interpreter on the Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, eponym of Mount Drouillard, Montana
  • Roger Drouillard (b. 1952), French professional footballer
  • Clarence Joseph "Clare" Drouillard (1914-1986), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings

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Citations

  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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