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Paquet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Paquet surname comes from the personal name Pasquet, which was a form of Pascal. The Old French word, "pacquet", meant "bundle of kindling", thus in some instances, the name may have originally been an occupational name for a gatherer or seller of firewood or kindling.


Early Origins of the Paquet family


The surname Paquet was first found in Limousin where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Salaignac, and were members of the distinguished aristocracy of that region.

The family also moved across the border into Belgium in the province of Namur, and there the family flourished and were elevated to the nobility in 1770 as Lords or Seigneures, continuing to 1819, and as Barons in 1844, where they held a family seat at d'Acos. They also had domains in the region of d'Angoulème in Belgium. Meanwhile in France they branched to Dauphiné, Brittany, and to Lorraine where they became Seigneurs in 1708.

Isaac Paquet, son of Mathurin and Marie (née Fumillon), travelled from Poitou, France to Canada in the 17th century. He married Elisabeth Meunier on 30th June 1670 at Château-Richer, Quebec. Isaac passed away on 1702 and was buried at Saint-Laurent-de-l'ìle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 18th June 1702. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print


Early History of the Paquet family


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Paquet Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Paquet, including Pasquet, Paquet, Paquett, Paquette, Paquitt, Pacquet, Pacquett, Pacquette, Paquit, Paquitte, Paquotte, Paquott, Paquot, Pasquier, Pasquiet, Passaquet, Passquet and many more.

Early Notables of the Paquet family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family was Étienne Pasquier (June 7, 1529 - September 1, 1615) was a French lawyer and man of letters. Later, the Baron and Duke Pasquier, (1767-1862) was a noted French politician. A Councillor in Parliament who was...
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Migration of the Paquet family to the New World and Oceana


By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Paquet has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Paquet were

Paquet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Paquet, aged 30, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [2]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)

Paquet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Paquet, who settled in Philadelphia in 1848

Paquet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Maurice Paquet, son of Méry and Vincente, married Françoise Forget, daughter of Jacques and Renée, in Quebec on 29th July 1659 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Isaac Paquet, who settled in Quebec in 1665 at Vallée from Poitou
  • Mery Paquet, who settled in Quebec in 1667
  • Etienne Paquet, son of Etienne and Jeanne, married Henriette Rousseau, daughter of Jacques and Jeanne, in Quebec on 6th November 1668 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Philippe Paquet, son of Antoine and Renée, married Françoise Gobeil, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Quebec on 12th June 1669 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Paquet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • François Paquet, son of Isaac and Elisabeth, married Marie-Anne Bernard, daughter of André and Marie, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 11th June 1703 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Paquet, son of Philippe and Françoise, married Marie Charland, daughter of Noel and Marie, in Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 20th February 1708 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Antoine Paquet, son of Isaac and Elisabeth, married Geneviève Paulet, daughter of Antoine and Anne, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 31st January 1708 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Noel Paquet, who arrived in Quebec from Lorraine in 1709
  • Noel Paquet, son of Thomas and Anne, married Marguerite Baudet, daughter of Laurent and Marguerite, in Chambly, Quebec on 1st April 1709 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Paquet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jean Auguste Paquet arrived from Brittany to settle in Quebec in 1822

Contemporary Notables of the name Paquet (post 1700)


  • Chloé Paquet (b. 1994), French tennis player, ranked World No. 409, on 12 January 2015
  • Kévin Monnet- Paquet (b. 1988), French footballer
  • Philippe Paquet, French former jockey who was a winner of the Prix du Jockey Club in France on Caracolero in 1974
  • Benjamin Pâquet (1832-1900), French-Canadian Roman Catholic priest and educationist
  • Alain Paquet (b. 1961), Canadian politician, teacher and economist
  • Paul Stephen Paquet (b. 1965), Canadian nationally syndicated trivia columnist and a trivia writer
  • Louis-Adolphe Paquet (1859-1942), French-Canadian theologian
  • Louis-Honoré Pâquet (1838-1915), French-Canadian Roman Catholic priest and university teacher
  • Joseph-Arthur Paquet (1857-1901), Canadian merchant and politician who represented the La Salle division in the Senate of Canada from 1898 to 1901
  • Étienne-Théodore Pâquet (1850-1906), French-Canadian civil law notary, and provincial politician and civil servant, 2nd Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Lévis (1875-1883)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Paquet family



Flight TWA 800

  • Miss. Ingrid Paquet (1978-1996), from France, French passenger traveling with Huguette Paquet flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm
  • Mrs. Huguette   Paquet (1940-1996), from France, French movie technician flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm

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Citations


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Washington Post Passenger List TWA Flight 800. (Retrieved 2018, February 15th). Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/twa800/list01.htm


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