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The Paquette 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.
The surname Paquette 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 many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Paquette is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Pasquet, Paquet, Paquett, Paquette, Paquitt, Pacquet, Pacquett, Pacquette, Paquit, Paquitte, Paquotte, Paquott, Paquot, Pasquiet, Passaquet, Passquet and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Paquette 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 Paquette History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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 Paquette 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 Paquette were
Paquette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Paquette Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The Paquette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Paquette 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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