The Pilate surname comes from the Old French word "pilot," meaning a "stake," or "pile."
Early Origins of the Pilate family
The surname Pilate 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 Pilate family
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Pilate 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 Pilate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pilate 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.