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Guillemet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Guillemet family can find its origins within the landscape of Medieval France, particularly in that coastal region once known as Normandy. Their name is derived from the popular Norman given name William, which is composed of the elements will, meaning desire, and helm, meaning protection or strength.

Early Origins of the Guillemet family


The surname Guillemet was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat and were conjecturally descended from the Comte D'Evroux, in the castle of Evreux. Guillemets, also called angle quotes, Latin quotation marks, or French quotation marks are named after Guillaume Le Bé (1525-1598), the French punchcutter and engraver

Early History of the Guillemet family


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Guillemet Spelling Variations


The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Guillemet is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Guilaume, Guillaume, Guilaum, Guillamauax, Guillemot, Guillaumie, Guillaumes, Guillaumaud, Guillaumaut, Guillaumard, Guillaumart, De Guillaume and many more.

Early Notables of the Guillemet family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Guillemet family to the New World and Oceana


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Guillemet 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 Guillemet were

Guillemet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gilbert Guillemet, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Bordeaux, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-XJS : 6 December 2014), Gilbert Guillemet, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Auguste Charles Guillemet, aged 38, originally from Pleslin, France, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Rochambeau" from Le Havre, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QL-K2G : 6 December 2014), Auguste Charles Guillemet, 28 Feb 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Louisa Guillemet, aged 32, originally from Paris, France, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Plymouth [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67H-LT1 : 6 December 2014), Mary Louisa Guillemet, 02 May 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jean Guillemet, aged 22, originally from Ainhis, France, arrived in New York, NY in 1921 aboard the ship "Roussillon" from Le Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KY-PPR : 6 December 2014), Jean Guillemet, 01 Feb 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Roussillon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Guillemet (post 1700)


  • Jean-Baptiste-Antoine Guillemet (1843-1918), French renowned landscape painter
  • Major-General Alfred-Casimir-Eugène Guillemet (1884-1955), French military officer [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Alfred-Casimir-Eugène Guillemet. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Guillemet/Alfred-Casimir-Eug%C3%A8ne/France.html
  • Jean-Pierre Guillemet, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Jean-Pierre Guillemet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-XJS : 6 December 2014), Gilbert Guillemet, 07 Feb 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QL-K2G : 6 December 2014), Auguste Charles Guillemet, 28 Feb 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Rochambeau, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67H-LT1 : 6 December 2014), Mary Louisa Guillemet, 02 May 1919; citing departure port Plymouth, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KY-PPR : 6 December 2014), Jean Guillemet, 01 Feb 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, France, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Roussillon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Alfred-Casimir-Eugène Guillemet. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Guillemet/Alfred-Casimir-Eug%C3%A8ne/France.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) Jean-Pierre Guillemet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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