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

Picoud Early Origins



The surname Picoud 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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Picoud Spelling Variations


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Picoud Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Picot, Picott, Picotte, Pickot, Picout, Picoud, Picque, Picquet, Picquot and many more.

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Picoud Early History


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Picoud Early History



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

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Picoud Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Picoud Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Picoud 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 Picoud were

Picoud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F. Picoud, who settled in New Orleans La. in 1823

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Picoud Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Picoud 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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