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The Paquet surname comes from the personal name Pasquet, which was a form of Pascal. The Old French word "pacquet," meant a "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.

Paquet Early Origins



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.

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Paquet Spelling Variations


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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, Pasquiet, Passaquet, Passquet and many more.

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Paquet Early History


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Paquet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paquet research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1615, 1708, 1767, 1770, 1819, 1844, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Paquet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Paquet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Paquet Early Notables (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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Paquet 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



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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, landed in Louisiana in 1719

Paquet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anton Paquet settled in Philadelphia in 1848

Paquet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Paquet settled in Quebec in 1665 at Vallée from Poitou
  • Mery Paquet settled in Quebec in 1667
  • Philippe Paquet settled in Quebec in 1669

Paquet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Noel Paquet arrived in Quebec from Lorraine in 1709
  • Louis Paquet arrived in Quebec in 1725 from Aunis on the west coast of France near Bordeaux
  • Pierre Paquet arrived in Quebec in 1746 from Ile-de-France near Paris
  • Jean-Pierre Paquet arrived in Quebec in 1749 from the Franche-Comté in eastern France

Paquet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Paquet (post 1700)


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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.)

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    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    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. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Paquet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paquet 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.

    This page was last modified on 30 March 2015 at 09:19.

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