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Picote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Picote family


The surname Picote 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 Picote family


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Picote Spelling Variations


Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Picote some of which are Picot, Picott, Picotte, Pickot, Picout, Picoud, Picque, Picquet, Picquot and many more.

Early Notables of the Picote family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Picote family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Picote Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Pierre Picote, who landed in Montreal in 1659

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