The Picquet family name derives from the Old French personal name
Picot, or Pigot.
Early Origins of the Picquet family
The surname Picquet 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 Picquet family
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Picquet 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, Picquet some of which are Picot, Picott, Picotte, Pickot, Picout, Picoud, Picque, Picquet, Picquot and many more.
Early Notables of the Picquet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Picquet family to the New World and Oceana
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Picquet were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Picquet were
Picquet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- L. F. M. Picquet, who settled in Philadelphia in 1808
Contemporary Notables of the name Picquet (post 1700)
- Cyrille Simon Picquet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, August 12) Cyrille Picquet. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html