The ancient people of the French province of Anjou
were the first to use the name Jette. Jette was derived from the male given name of Yehuda or Judah, which was the Biblical name of Jacob's eldest son.
Early Origins of the Jette family
The surname Jette was first found in Anjou
, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France. The first records of the were found in a village in the department of Maine-et-Loire, in the canton and district of Barepéau.
Early History of the Jette family
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Jette Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Jette, some of which include Jetté, Jeté, Jettet, Jetet, Jetter, Jeter, Jettot, Jetot, Jettau, Jetau, Jettaud, Jetaud, Jettaut, Jetaut, Jettaux, Jetaux, Jettauld, Jetauld, Jettault, Jetault, Jettaulx, Jetaulx, Jetteau, Jeteau, Jetteaux, Jeteaux, Jettat, Jetat, Jettas, Jetas, Jettard, Jetard, Jetton, Jeton, Jettin and many more.
Early Notables of the Jette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jette 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 Jette 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 Jette were
Jette Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Jetté, who married Marie-Agathe Gautier in Repentigny in 1774
Jette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Amalia Jette, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Jette Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Urbain Jette, who landed in Montreal in 1653
- Catherine Charles Jette, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
- Nicolas Jetté, who married Catherine Giard in Montreal in 1690
Jette Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Joseph Jetté, who married Louis Bouchard in Montreal in 1721
- Nicolas Jetté, who married Catherine Richard in Longue-Pointe in 1728
Contemporary Notables of the name Jette (post 1700)
- Michel Jetté, Canadian Gemini Award winning director, screenwriter, producer and editor
- Alphonse Joseph Oscar Jetté (1887-1944), Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens (1911-1915)
- Sir Louis-Amable Jetté KCMG (8203-1836), Canadian lawyer, politician, judge, professor, 8th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1872-1878)