Ducret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Ducret is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Ducret is derived from the Old French word "creste," meaning the "peak of a hill", and indicated that the original bearer lived at or near such a place.
Early Origins of the Ducret family
The surname Ducret was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Ducret family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ducret research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1435 and 1632 are included under the topic Early Ducret History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ducret Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Crest, Cret, Crests, Crets, Creste, Crete, Crête, Crestes, Cretes, du Crest, Ducrest, du Cret, Ducret, Crais, Crait, Crez, Ducrais, Ducrait, Ducrez, Cray, Crey and many more.
Early Notables of the Ducret family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Alexandre Louis Ducrest de Villeneuve (1777-1852), a French naval officer and admiral. He was born in Paris and joined the Navy in 1791 when he was just 14 years old. By 1796, he was a midshipman first class, and in 1800 he...
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Ducret migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ducret Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Pierre Ducret, aged 40, settled in Louisiana in 1719
- Pierre Ducret, aged 40, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 
- John Victior Ducret, who settled in America in 1775
Contemporary Notables of the name Ducret (post 1700) +
- Blandine Bitzner- Ducret (b. 1965), French former long distance runner, French Champion in 1993, 1994 and 1998
- Jean Ducret (b. 1887), French international footballer who played for the French National Team (1910-1914)
- Arnaud Ducret (b. 1978), French actor and comedian
- Roger Ducret (1888-1962), French three-time gold and four-time silver medalist fencer at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics
- Marc Ducret (b. 1957), Danish contemporary avant-garde jazz guitarist
- Stéphane Ducret (b. 1970), Swiss contemporary artist
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)