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Early Origins of the Duquette family

The surname Duquette 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 Duquette family

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Duquette 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 Duquette family (pre 1700)

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Duquette World Ranking

In the United States, the name Duquette is the 6,604th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Duquette is ranked the 793rd most popular surname with an estimated 6,773 people with that name. [3] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Duquette is the 285th popular surname. [4]

United States Duquette migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Duquette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Freda Duquette, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1915
  • Fred Duquette, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Inga Duquette, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Duquette (post 1700) +

  • Lon Milo DuQuette (b. 1948), also known as Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford, an American writer, lecturer, and occultist
  • James "Jim" Duquette, American Major League Baseball executive, New York Mets General Manager in 2004, cousin of Dan Duquette
  • Daniel F. "Dan" Duquette (b. 1958), American front-office executive with over 25 years in Major League Baseball
  • Elise DuQuette, American actress, known for her work on The Gospel According to Booze, Bullets, & Hot Pink Jesus, Act II: A Saint of Sin in a Den of Thieves (2013), Social Anxiety (2012) and 40 Fears (2011)
  • Joe Duquette (b. 1949), American actor, known for work on Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), One Life to Live (1968) and The Exterminator (1980)
  • Steve Duquette, American cartoonist, recipient of the National Cartoonist Society Commercial Award in 1990
  • Tony Duquette (1914-1999), American artist, costume and set designer for stage and film, known for his work on Kismet (1955), Everyman (1961) and Can-Can (1960)
  • Armand Duquette, American politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from York County (1st), 1931-32; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964 [5]
  • Charles Duquette (1869-1937), Canadian politician in the province of Quebec
  • Joseph Edward Duquette, Member of the Order of Military Merit, 1976, Canada

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  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. "Surnames Meanings, Origins & Distribution Maps - Forebears." Forebears,
  4. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook