The Pic family name derives from the Old French personal name
Picot, or Pigot.
Early Origins of the Pic family
The surname Pic was first found in Brittany
where they held a family seat
at Beauchesne, and as the line was the main stem of this aristocratic family which would emerge as Viscounts d'Vaulogé, it was there that branches were formed in Brittany
, Maine and Austria
. They were originally from Picot de Saio in Normandy
and were recorded there in 1086.
Early History of the Pic family
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Pic Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Pic include Picot, Picott, Picotte, Pickot, Picout, Picoud, Picque, Picquet, Picquot and many more.
Early Notables of the Pic family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pic family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pic Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean Jacques Pic, who landed in Canada in 1754