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

Picou Early Origins



The surname Picou 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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Picou Spelling Variations


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Picou 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 Picou 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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Picou Early History


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Picou Early History



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

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Picou Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Picou Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Picou 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 Quebec. 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 Picou 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 Picou were

Picou Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Milton Picou, aged 28, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1922 aboard the ship "Fort St. George" from Hamilton, Bermuda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNGN-VW1 : 6 December 2014), Milton Picou, 29 Jun 1922; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Fort St. George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Hermina S. Picou, aged 17, originally from Port of Spain, Trinidad, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Vestris" from Trinidad, British West Indies [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNN7-VZL : 6 December 2014), Hermina S. Picou, 01 Apr 1923; citing departure port Trinidad, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Vestris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Enid A. Picou, aged 16, originally from Port of Spain, Trinidad, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Vestris" from Trinidad, British West Indies [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNN7-VZG : 6 December 2014), Enid A. Picou, 01 Apr 1923; citing departure port Trinidad, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Vestris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Picou (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Picou (post 1700)



  • Alphonse Floristan Picou (1878-1961), important American very early jazz clarinetist
  • Jean Picou (b. 1963), French International skier
  • Jacques Picou (b. 1952), French professional footballer
  • Henri-Pierre Picou (1824-1895), French painter

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNGN-VW1 : 6 December 2014), Milton Picou, 29 Jun 1922; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name Fort St. George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNN7-VZL : 6 December 2014), Hermina S. Picou, 01 Apr 1923; citing departure port Trinidad, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Vestris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNN7-VZG : 6 December 2014), Enid A. Picou, 01 Apr 1923; citing departure port Trinidad, British West Indies, arrival port New York, ship name Vestris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Picou Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Picou 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.

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