Piette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Piette family

The surname Piette was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Piette family

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Piette Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Pieters, Pieter, Pietters, Pietter, Pieterrs, Pieterr, Peiters, Peitters, van Pieters and many more.

Early Notables of the Piette family (pre 1700)

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United States Piette migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Piette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John B. P. Piette, who settled in Oregon in 1855
  • Joseph Piette, who settled in Wisconsin sometime between 1856 and 1870
  • Marie Piette, who settled in Wisconsin sometime between 1856 and 1870
  • Marie Therese Piette, who settled in Wisconsin in 1880

Canada Piette migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Piette Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Piette, who settled in Quebec in 1665
  • Marguerite Chemereau Piette, who arrived in Sorel, Quebec sometime between 1668 and 1681
Piette Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Piette, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie-Jacqueline Harel, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Sorel, Quebec on 22nd November 1700 [1]
  • Jean-Baptiste Piette, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Louise Guignard, daughter of Pierre and Françoise, in La Visitation-de-l'île-Dupas, Quebec on 15th April 1706 [1]
  • Antoine Piette, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie Boucher, daughter of Charles and Marguerite-Agnès, in Sorel, Quebec on 2nd May 1711 [1]
  • Jean-Baptiste Piette, son of Pierre and Marie-Jacqueline, who married Françoise Pelletier, daughter of Michel and Françoise, in Sorel, Quebec on1st February 1735 [1]
  • Jean Piette, son of Antoine and Marie, who married Marguerite Guibaut, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne, in Berthier, Quebec on 10th January 1757 [1]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Piette (post 1700) +

  • Daniel J. Piette (b. 1957), American businessperson, Chief Executive Officer of Bell Geospace, CEO of OpenSpirit Corporation
  • Maurice Piette (1923-1932), Monaco politician, 3rd Minister of State of Monaco
  • Josly Piette (b. 1943), Belgian politician and former trade unionist, member of the Centre démocrate humaniste
  • Ludovic Piette -Montfoucault (1826-1878), French Impressionist painter
  • Édouard Louis Stanislas Piette (1827-1906), French archaeologist and prehistorian from Aubigny-les-Pothée
  • Albert Piette (b. 1960), Belgian anthropologist from Namur, Belgium, professor at Paris West University Nanterre La Défense
  • Jacques Piette (1916-1990), French politician who represented the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) in the National Assembly from 1956 to 1958
  • Samuel Piette (b. 1994), Canadian soccer player who plays for the Montreal Impact


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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