The history of the Michot name began during the Middle Ages in a region once known as Languedoc
. The French name is derived from the ancient given name Michael, meaning one who is like God.
Early Origins of the Michot family
The surname Michot was first found in Languedoc
where this renowned family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Michot family
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Michot 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 Michot, some of which include Micheaux, Micheau, Michau, Michaud, Michaux, Michault, Micheault, Michoult, Micho, Michot, Michos, Mycheaux, Mycheau, Mychau, Mychaux, Des Micheaux, Des Mycheaux, Mychaud, Des Michaux and many more.
Early Notables of the Michot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Michot family to the New World and Oceana
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 Michot were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Michot were
Michot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J F Michot, who arrived in Texas in 1866 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)
Michot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Pierrette Michot, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1917
- Ernest Michot, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from Neuilly, France, in 1922
- Marie Michot, aged 78, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1923
- Marie C. Michot, aged 23, who landed in America from Nancy, France, in 1923
- Marcel Michot, aged 26, who landed in America from Maubert, France, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Michot (post 1700)
- Michael John "Mike" Michot (b. 1963), American politician, Republican former member of the Louisiana State Senate
- Louis Joseph Michot Jr. (1922-2012), American businessman, philanthropist, and a politician from Lafayette, Louisiana, founder of the former Burger Chef restaurant chain