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The French name Gillotte first arose during the Medieval period in the Languedoc region. It is derived from when the family having lived in Languedoc.

Gillotte Early Origins



The surname Gillotte was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

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Gillotte Spelling Variations


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Gillotte Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Gillotte, including Guilhot, Guilot, Guillhot, Guillot, Guillut, Guilut, Guilhut, Gillot, Gilhot and many more.

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Gillotte Early History


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Gillotte Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillotte research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1789 is included under the topic Early Gillotte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gillotte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gillotte Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Gillotte were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Gillotte were Hennemon Guillot settled in Louisiana in 1752; Jacques Guillot settled in Louisiana in 1756; François Gillot, aged 13; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Samuel Gillot settled in New York in 1741.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillotte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gillotte (post 1700)



  • Joseph P. Gillotte, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 87th District, 2012
  • Joseph J. Gillotte, American Democrat politician, Hatter; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Danbury, 1935-40

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Gillotte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gillotte 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 23 October 2015 at 09:32.

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