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The Picon family name derives from the Old French personal name Picot, or Pigot.

Picon Early Origins



The surname Picon 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.

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Picon Spelling Variations


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Picon Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Picon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Picot, Picott, Picotte, Pickot, Picout, Picoud, Picque, Picquet, Picquot and many more.

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Picon Early History


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Picon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Picon research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1813, 1862 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Picon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Picon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Picon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Picon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Picon has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Picon were

Picon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Picon, who landed in America in 1814
  • Francisco Picon, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835
  • Lucas Picon, who arrived in Guatemala in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Picon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Picon (post 1700)



  • Molly Picon (1898-1992), born Malka Opiekun, an American actress of stage, screen and television, best known for her role in Yidl Mitn Fidl (1936)
  • Dominic E. Picon, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 4th District, 1922
  • Antoine Picon, French Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Co-Director of Doctoral Programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Gaëtan Picon (1915-1976), French essayist and art critic

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Picon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Picon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2015 at 11:03.

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