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.
Early Origins of the Paquette family
Limousin where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Salaignac, and were members of the distinguished aristocracy of that region.
Early History of the Paquette family
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Paquette Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Paquette family (pre 1700)
Baron and Duke Pasquier, (1767-1862) was a noted French politician. A Councillor in Parliament who was...
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Migration of the Paquette family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Paquette (post 1700)
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