The Pilat surname comes from the Old French word "pilot," meaning a "stake," or "pile."
Early Origins of the Pilat family
The surname Pilat was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat
at Chantrans, and this main stem of the family became a representative of the Bourgogne aristocracy.
Early History of the Pilat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pilat research.Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1809 and 1877 are included under the topic Early Pilat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pilat Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pilot, Pilott, Pilotte, Pillot, Pillott, Pillotte, Pillat, Pilat, Pillate, Pilett, Pilet, Pilette, Pillet, Pillett, Pillette, Piliot, Pilou, Pilote, Piliote, Pilioux, Pilliot, Pillod, Pylot, Pylott, Pylotte, Pyllot, Pyllott and many more.
Early Notables of the Pilat family (pre 1700)
Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pilat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pilat family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Pillet who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Rene Pillet settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1795; John Pillette settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pilat (post 1700)
- Ignatz Anton Pilát (1820-1870), Austrian-born, American gardener who designed the planting of New York's Central Park
- Alexandre Pilat (b. 1989), French silver medalist rower at the 2010 World Rowing Championships
- Corrado Pilat (b. 1974), Italian former rugby union player and a current coach
- Stanislaw Pilat (1909-1993), Polish boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Juraj Pilát (b. 1992), Slovak football midfielder
- Albert Pilát (1903-1974), Czech botanist and mycologist
- Ignaz Anton Pilat (1820-1870), Austrian-born gardener who migrated to the United States to work on the design and planting of New York's Central Park