The French surname Peloquin is of nickname origin, deriving from a physical characteristic or personal attribute of the initial bearer. In this case, the name is derived from the French expression "pele ocquin," a diminutive of "l'ocque" (a measure of weights) and referring obliquely to a luckless fellow, short on funds.
Early Origins of the Peloquin family
The surname Peloquin was first found in the region of Maine, where the family was well established with land and estates.
Early History of the Peloquin family
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Peloquin Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Pelloquin, Pelocot, Peikan, Pellican, Pelouquier and many more.
Early Notables of the Peloquin family (pre 1700)
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