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Where did the French Guillot family come from? What is the French Guillot family crest and coat of arms? When did the Guillot family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Guillot family history?

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


French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Guillot is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Guilhot, Guilot, Guillhot, Guillot, Guillut, Guilut, Guilhut, Gillot, Gilhot and many more.

First found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.


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


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France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. 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 Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians 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 Guillot were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Guillot were

Guillot Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hennemon Guillot settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Jacques Guillot settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Charles Olivier Guillot, aged 38, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Fabian Guillot, aged 23, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Francoise Guillot, aged 19, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785

Guillot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bartolome Guillot, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1838
  • Bruno Guillot, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Ignacio Guillot, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1872

Guillot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edmond Guillot, aged 17, who landed in America from Paris, in 1900
  • Alphonse Guillot, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1903
  • Anny Guillot, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Havana, in 1904
  • Beatrice Mary Guillot, aged 23, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • Eugenie Guillot, aged 40, who landed in America from Paris, in 1907

Guillot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Guillot, who landed in Quebec in 1644


  • Alvaro Guillot (1931-2010), French surrealist artist
  • René Guillot (1900-1969), French children's author
  • Sylvain Guillot (b. 1972), French jockey
  • Brigadier-General Jean-Gaston Guillot (1882-1957), French General Officer Commanding Tanks, 4th Army (1940)
  • François Gilles Guillot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Olga Guillot (1922-2010), Cuban singer
  • Vicente Guillot (b. 1941), retired Spanish footballer
  • Enrique Boned Guillot (b. 1978), Spanish futsal player


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  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Guillot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guillot 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.

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