The history of the Grillot family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northern France, to that coastal region known as Normandy
. It is derived from the family living in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Grillot family
The surname Grillot was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Grillot family
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Grillot 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 Grillot, some of which include Grignard, Grignon, Grignaud and others.
Early Notables of the Grillot family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jacques Grignon, born in Paris in 1630, an engraver of religious subjects and portraits. François Adhémar de Monteil, Comte de Grignan (1632-1714), was a French aristocrat, and Lieutenant-Governor of Provence. Pierre-Clement Grignon, born in 1723, son of Pierre, an alderman, and of Marie-Anne... Another 128 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grillot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Grillot family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Grillot has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Grillot were
Grillot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michel Grillot, aged 27, who settled in America from Havre, in 1892
- Cecile Grillot, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1894
- Emile Grillot, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897
Grillot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Joseph Grillot, aged 35, who landed in America from Chalon, France, in 1905
Contemporary Notables of the name Grillot (post 1700)
- Rémy Grillot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Rémy Grillot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html