Show ContentsPeloquin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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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Peloquin Ranking

In the United States, the name Peloquin is the 9,200th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Peloquin is ranked the 641st most popular surname. [2]

United States Peloquin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Peloquin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Romeo Peloquin, aged 39, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Albert J. Peloquin, aged 41, who immigrated to Manchester, NH, in 1920

Contemporary Notables of the name Peloquin (post 1700) +

  • Bruce Peloquin (b. 1936), American politician, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate
  • C. Alexander "Alex" Peloquin (1918-1997), American composer of liturgical music
  • Fred Peloquin (b. 1939), Canadian retired professional wrestler, known by his ring name "Puppy Dog Peloquin"
  • Claude Péloquin (b. 1942), Québécois poet, writer, singer, songwriter, screenwriter and director
  • Gaston Péloquin (1939-1994), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi (1993-1994)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. "The first 1,000 family names by rank, Quebec (in French only)" Institut de la statistique du Quebec, on Facebook