The French name Guihot first arose during the Medieval period in the Languedoc
region. It is derived from when the family having lived in Languedoc
Early Origins of the Guihot family
The surname Guihot was first found in Languedoc
, where the family has held a family seat
since very early times.
Early History of the Guihot family
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Guihot 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 Guihot, including Guilhot, Guilot, Guillhot, Guillot, Guillut, Guilut, Guilhut, Gillot, Gilhot and many more.
Early Notables of the Guihot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Guihot family to the New World and Oceana
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 Guihot 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 Guihot were Hennemon Guillot settled in Louisiana in 1752; Jacques Guillot settled in Louisiana in 1756; François Gillot, aged 13; settled in Louisiana in 1719.