Petitjean History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Petitjean family

The surname Petitjean was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Rotalier. The main stem of the family would also be elected to the nobility of Bourgogne, and Pierre Petitjean was a counselor in 1751 in the Chambre des Comptes de Bourgogne.

Early History of the Petitjean family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Petitjean research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1355 is included under the topic Early Petitjean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Petitjean Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Petitjean, Pettitjean, Pettittjean, PetitJean, PettitJean, PettittJean, Petijean, Pettijean, Pettijean, PetiJean, PettiJean, Pettitjohn, Petijohn, Pettijohn, Pettitjohn, PetitJohn, PettitJohn, PettittJohn, PettyJohn, Petyjohn and many more.

Early Notables of the Petitjean family (pre 1700)

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United States Petitjean migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petitjean Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean PetitJean, who arrived in Lousiana in 1715
  • Mr. Petitjean, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jean Pierre Petitjean, aged 20, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Louis Petitjean, aged 29, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
Petitjean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Blanche Petitjean, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Boulogne, in 1902
  • Bertha Petitjean, aged 35, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1906
  • Alphonse Petitjean, aged 12, who immigrated to the United States from Giromagny, France, in 1907
  • Clifford F. Petitjean, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Georges Petitjean, aged 36, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Petitjean migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Petitjean Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Petitjean, who arrived in Quebec from Aunis on the west coast of France in 1710

Contemporary Notables of the name Petitjean (post 1700) +

  • François Petitjean, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Francesca Petitjean, French professional female bodybuilder
  • Allann Petitjean (b. 1974), French football midfielder
  • Bernard Petitjean, Parisian antique dealer and collector


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) François Petitjean. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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