Show ContentsJetté History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Jetté family

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.

Early History of the Jetté family

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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.

Early Notables of the Jetté family

Notable amongst the name was

  • the Jetté family of Anjou

Jetté Ranking

In Quebec, Canada, the name Jetté is the 557th most popular surname. [1]

United States Jetté migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. 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 [2]

Canada Jetté migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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
  • Urbain Jette, son of Mathurin and Barbe, who married Catherine Charles, daughter of Samuel and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th October 1659 [3]
  • Nicolas Jette, son of Urbain and Catherine, who married Catherine Giard, daughter of Nicolas and Claude, in Montreal, Quebec on 20th November 1690 [3]
  • Nicolas Jetté, who married Catherine Giard in Montreal in 1690
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Jetté Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Jette, son of Urbain and Marie, who married Louise Bouchard, daughter of Paul and Louise, in Montreal, Quebec on 10th February 1721 [3]
  • Joseph Jetté, who married Louis Bouchard in Montreal in 1721
  • Paul Jette, son of Paul and Martine, who married Marguerite Champagne, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Repentigny, Quebec on 25th September 1724 [3]
  • Nicolas Jetté, who married Catherine Richard in Longue-Pointe in 1728
  • Jean-Baptiste Jette, son of Nicolas and Catherine, who married Marie-Élisabeth Lamax, daughter of Nathaniel and Délivrance, in Montreal, Quebec on 6th June 1735 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Jetté (post 1700) +

  • Sir Louis-Amable Jetté KCMG (1836-1920), Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, professor, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1872-1878)
  • 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)

  1. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec,
  2. 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)
  3. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook