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Early Origins of the Duquet family

The surname Duquet was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this prominent family was established in ancient times.

The family became even more prominent through contributions by its members to the society and to their respective communities, and also through many alliances with other important families of the day. An important alliance was formed between the branch Duquet and the Mercier family of St. Sulpice in Paris. The branch Duchat d'Aubigny was ennobled in Metz, Lorraine in 1721.

Denis Duquet, born in 1612, settled in Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Catherine Gautier, born in 1627, on 13th May 1638. They had one son, Pierre Duquet, and he married Anne La Marre in Quebec on 23rd August 1666. [1]

Early History of the Duquet family

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Duquet Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducquette, Duquette, Duquète, Ducquet, Duquet, Duquais, Duchet, Duchez, Duchey, Duchette, Duchais, Duché and many more.

Early Notables of the Duquet family (pre 1700)

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Canada Duquet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duquet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Duquet de la Chesnaye (1643-1687) was an explorer, a property owner, a lord and a judge in Quebec
  • Pierre Duquet, a royal notary, who married Anne Lamarre in Quebec in 1675

Contemporary Notables of the name Duquet (post 1700) +

  • Léonie Duquet (1916-1977), French nun who was arrested in December 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and "disappeared."
  • Joseph Duquet (1815-1838), Canadian notary from Châteauguay, Lower Canada who was executed for his part in the Lower Canada Rebellion
  • Gérard Duquet (1909-1986), Canadian politician from Montmorency, Quebec; he was Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons for Quebec East (1965 through 1980)

  1. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print on Facebook