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

Guillotte Early Origins



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

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Guillotte Spelling Variations


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Guillotte 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 Guillotte 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.

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Guillotte Early History


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Guillotte Early History



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

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Guillotte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guillotte Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Guillotte Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Quebe c. 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 Guillotte were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Guillotte were

Guillotte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I M Guillotte, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guillotte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guillotte (post 1700)



  • J. Valsin Guillotte (d. 1917), American politician, Mayor of New Orleans (1884-1888)
  • Louis F. Guillotte, American politician, Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1922
  • J. Valsin Guillotte, American politician, Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1884-88

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Guillotte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guillotte 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 10:39.

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