The French name Junot was first used in the province of Auvergne. It was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne.
The surname Junot was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Junot research.Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1613, 1771, 1793, 1800, 1801, 1804, 1806, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Junot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Junot is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Juneau, Jeune, Jeunet, Jeuneau, Jeuniau, Jouneau, Jouniau, Jonet, Jonnet, Jonneau, Jonniau, Jonneret, Jonnart, Jeunesse, Jonin and many more.
Notable amongst the family was Jean-Andoche Junot, duke of Abrantès, born in 1771, who was a French general. In 1793 Bonaparte promoted him to officer and made him his aide-de-camp. He would become a General in 1801, colonel-general of the Hussards in 1804, ambassador to Lisbon in 1804, Governour-General of Parme-et-Plaisance... Another 122 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Junot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.