Massicotte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Massicotte family

The surname Massicotte was first found in Guyenne, where this illustrious family was established in ancient times.

The members of this eminent family also settled in other regions of France. The family can be traced back to Gabriel de Massiac, who was born in 1657 in Narbonne, and who died in 1727 in Toulouse. He was a historian and the author of various writings on the wars between 1688 and 1721. Jean-Baptist Massillon (1663-1742), a famous preacher, entered, in 1681, into the oratorical congregation.

In 1710, he pronounced the eulogy on the Dauphin, and in 1715, he pronounced the eulogy on Louis XIV. In 1717, he was named the bishop of Clermont. His sermon, "Petit Carême," which he delivered in 1719 before Louis XV, aged 9, was regarded as a stylistic model by Voltaire. Abbot Guillaume Massieu (1665-1722), a man of letters, was a member of the Académie française and a Greek professor at the College of France. Jean-Baptiste Massieu (1742-1818), a member of the National Convention and a priest in Sergy, in the department of Oise, at the time of the French Revolution, was elected a deputy of the clergy at the Constituent Assembly of 1789, then constitutional bishop for the department of Oise in 1791.

Jacques Massicotte, born in 1658, son of Jacques and Jeanne (née Landry), travelled from Saint-Pierre, France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Catherine Baril, daughter of Jean and Marie (née Guillet), at Batiscan on 28th June 1696. They settled along the Batiscan River, where Jacques worked as a farmer, and they had two sons together. They remained there together until he his death on 3rd June 1738. Catherine passed away on 12th October 1752. [1]

Early History of the Massicotte family

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Massicotte Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Massier, Massiet, Massiot, Massiotte, Massiou, Massiaux, Massiaud, Massiat, Massias, Massiac, Massieu, Massieux, Massicot, Massicotte, Massicault, Massiquot, Massignon, Massillon, Massinot and many more.

Early Notables of the Massicotte family (pre 1700)

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United States Massicotte migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Massicotte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Armand Massicotte, aged 27, who landed in America from Port Au Prince, Haiti, in 1924

Canada Massicotte migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Massicotte Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Massicotte, the son of Jacques Massicot, who was originally from Saint-Pierre du Gisq in Charente Inférieure, settled in Quebec in 1696
Massicotte Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Lucien Massicotte, aged 31, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Massicotte (post 1700) +

  • George Massicotte (b. 1965), American professional hockey player
  • Joseph J. Massicotte, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Connecticut State Constitutional Convention 4th District, 1965 [2]
  • Stephen Massicotte (b. 1969), Canadian playwright, screenwriter and actor
  • Paul J. Massicotte (b. 1951), Canadian Senator for De Lanaudière, Quebec (2003-)
  • Edmond-Joseph Massicotte, painter and an illustrator, Quebec


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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