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The ancient people of the French province of Anjou were the first to use the name Jetté. Jetté was derived from the male given name of Yehuda or Judah, which was the Biblical name of Jacob's eldest son.

Jetté Early Origins



The surname Jetté was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France. The first records of the were found in a village in the department of Maine-et-Loire, in the canton and district of Barepéau.

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Jetté Spelling Variations


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Jetté Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Jetté, some of which include Jetté, Jeté, Jettet, Jetet, Jetter, Jeter, Jettot, Jetot, Jettau, Jetau, Jettaud, Jetaud, Jettaut, Jetaut, Jettaux, Jetaux, Jettauld, Jetauld, Jettault, Jetault, Jettaulx, Jetaulx, Jetteau, Jeteau, Jetteaux, Jeteaux, Jettat, Jetat, Jettas, Jetas, Jettard, Jetard, Jetton, Jeton, Jettin and many more.

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Jetté Early History


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Jetté Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jetté research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Jetté History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Jetté Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Jetté Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Jetté Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Jetté has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Jetté were

Jetté Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Jetté, who married Marie-Agathe Gautier in Repentigny in 1774

Jetté Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Amalia Jette, who landed in New York, NY in 1850

Jetté Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Urbain Jette, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Catherine Charles Jette, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Nicolas Jetté, who married Catherine Giard in Montreal in 1690

Jetté Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Jetté, who married Louis Bouchard in Montreal in 1721
  • Nicolas Jetté, who married Catherine Richard in Longue-Pointe in 1728

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Contemporary Notables of the name Jetté (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Jetté (post 1700)



  • Michel Jetté, Canadian Gemini Award winning director, screenwriter, producer and editor
  • Alphonse Joseph Oscar Jetté (1887-1944), Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens (1911-1915)
  • Sir Louis-Amable Jetté KCMG (8203-1836), Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, professor, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1872-1878)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Jetté Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Jetté Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2015 at 13:36.

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