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Of all the French names to come from Normandy, Ouellette is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at a place in Normandy, called Ouilly-le-Basset in the arrondissement and canton of Falaise in Calvados. The name is adapted from the Old French word "oeil," meaning "eye," which was used metaphorically to refer to the source of a spring or fountain.

Ouellette Early Origins



The surname Ouellette was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Ouilly-le-Basset in the arrondissement and canton of Falaise in Calvados.

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Ouellette Spelling Variations


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Ouellette Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Ouellette include Oueilly, Oueilly, Ouilly, Ouele, Oueillade, Willet, Willett, Williot, Wille, Willette, Willi, Oulette, Ouellet, Oullett, Wellett, Oullette and many more.

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Ouellette Early History


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Ouellette Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ouellette research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1067 are included under the topic Early Ouellette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ouellette Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ouellette Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ouellette 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



Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Ouellette were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ouellette were

Ouellette Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Innes Ouellette, who landed in South Carolina in 1755

Ouellette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alfred J. Ouellette, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1919

Ouellette Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Francis Albert Ouellette, aged 29, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1919
  • Henry Ouellette, aged 45, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923
  • Mary M. Ouellette, aged 39, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ouellette (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ouellette (post 1700)



  • Jennifer Ouellette, American milliner based in New York City
  • Jennifer Ouellette (b. 1964), American science writer
  • Joseph R. Ouellette (1930-1950), American soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions on August 31, and on September 1st through the 3rd, 1950
  • Pierre Ouellette (b. 1945), American science-fiction author
  • Jerry J. Ouellette (b. 1959), Canadian former politician, Ontario MPP (1995-2014)
  • Guy Ouellette (b. 1941), Canadian politician and author from Quebec, MNA for Chomedey (2007-)
  • Caroline Ouellette (b. 1979), Canadian Olympic ten-time gold medalist ice hockey player, member of the Canadian national women's ice hockey team
  • Rose-Alma Ouellette (1903-1996), Quebec actress, comedian, theatre manager and artistic director

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    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Ouellette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ouellette 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.

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