Guillot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Guillot family

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

Descending from the original line of Languedoc were François de Ricard, Lord of Cauderoque, Durand de Ricard, Lord of Villenouvette, Jean de Ricard de Villeneuve, Lord and Baron of Villeneuve-la-Comtal. In 1789 Jacques de Ricard de Villeneuve was a member of the Assembly of nobility of Castelnaudary. Jean-Henry de Ricard was a Lawyer in Parliament.

In the 15th century, Bérenger Guilhot became the archbishop of Auch. The family was believed to participate in the affairs of their community and were awarded lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility. Those who were granted the title of Lords of Ferrières were Bérenger Guilhot, Jean Guilhot, Arnaud Guilhot and Dominique Guilhot. The granting of the title to the prestigious members of this family was believed to confer special rights, privileges and responsibilities and Guillaume Guilhot became the Lord and also the Baron of Ferrières.

François Guilhot who branched out to Crouzet was given the title of Lord of Crouzet, rewarded with lands, estates, and became the founder of a new branch of this esteemed family. Notable among the distinguished branch of Lagarde was Emile-Joseph-Marie Guilhot who was the Captain and the Commandant of the 8th regiment of Hussars in the 19th century.

Jean Guillot, born in 1650, son of François and Jeanne (née Brou), was a carpenter for the king that travelled to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Françoise Trud, daughter of Mathurin and Marguerite (née Gareman), on 3rd February 1688. [1]

Important Dates for the Guillot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guillot research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guillot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guillot Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Guillot family (pre 1700)

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Guillot migration to the United States

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, who settled in Louisiana in 1752
  • Jacques Guillot, who settled in Louisiana in 1756
  • Charles Olivier Guillot, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 [2]
  • Fabian Guillot, aged 23, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785 [2]
  • Francoise Guillot, aged 19, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1785 [2]
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Guillot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bartolome Guillot, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1838 [2]
  • Bruno Guillot, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]
  • Ignacio Guillot, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1872 [2]
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 immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1903
  • Anny Guillot, aged 32, who immigrated 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
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Guillot migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guillot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Jean Guillot, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 4th April 1644 [3]
  • François-Godfroy Guillot, son of Jean and Jeanne, married Marie D'Abancour, daughter of Adrien and Simone, in Quebec on 19th October 1651 [4]
  • Nicolas Guillot, son of Jacques and Madeleine, married Marie-Madeleine Routy, daughter of Claude and Marie, in Quebec on 22nd October 1668 [4]
  • Vincent Guillot, son of Nicolas and Madeleine-Jeanne, married Jeanne Sicard in Quebec on 19th January 1670 [4]
  • Guillaume Guillot, son of Abraham and Jeanne, married Geneviève De Trépagny, daughter of Romain and Geneviève, in Quebec on 23rd November 1676 [4]
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Guillot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Guillot, son of Jean and Françoise, married Marie-Anne Le Gris, daughter of Adrien and Françoise, in Quebec on 11th September 1719 [4]
  • Jacques-Philippe Guillot, son of Vincent and Suzanne, married Catherine Giroux, daughter of Jean and Suzanne, in Beauport, Quebec on 26th August 1728 [4]
  • Paul Guillot, son of Jean and Françoise, married Marthe Le normand, daughter of Charles-Jean and Monique, in Quebec on 1st January 1729 [4]
  • Jean-Baptiste Guillot, son of Guillaume and Anne, married Marie-Anne Proulx, daughter of Jean and Marie-Geneviève, in Quebec on 9th April 1742 [4]
  • Jean-Baptiste Guillot, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Madeleine, married Marie-Geneviève Racine, daughter of François and Geneviève, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 2nd July 1742 [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Guillot (post 1700)

  • Harry C. Guillot, American Republican politician, Mayor of Pontiac, Michigan; Elected 1902, 1903; Defeated, 1904; Elected 1905, 1906; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1912 [5]
  • François Gilles Guillot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]
  • Brigadier-General Jean-Gaston Guillot (1882-1957), French General Officer Commanding Tanks, 4th Army (1940) [7]
  • Sylvain Guillot (b. 1972), French jockey
  • René Guillot (1900-1969), French children's author
  • Alvaro Guillot (1931-2010), French surrealist artist
  • Enrique Boned Guillot (b. 1978), Spanish futsal player
  • Vicente Guillot (b. 1941), retired Spanish footballer
  • Olga Guillot (1922-2010), Cuban singer

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 6) François Guillot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 5) Jean-Gaston Guillot. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Guillot/Jean-Gaston/France.html
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