Pilet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pilet surname comes from the Old French word "pilot," meaning a "stake," or "pile."

Early Origins of the Pilet family

The surname Pilet 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.

Important Dates for the Pilet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pilet research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1809 and 1877 are included under the topic Early Pilet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pilet Spelling Variations

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 Pilet family (pre 1700)

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Pilet migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hipolite Pilet, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [1]

Pilet migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Andre Pilet, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
  • Guy Pilet, son of Jean and Claudine, married Louise Minet, daughter of Jean and Périnne, in Quebec on 8th November 1694 [2]
Pilet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Pilet, son of François and Françoise, married Jeanne Fortier, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Lachine, Quebec on 1st February 1700 [2]
  • Jacques Pilet, son of Jacques and Hélène, married Marguerite Viau, daughter of Michel and Hélène, in Longueuil, Quebec on 14th February 1724 [2]
  • Louis Pilet, son of Jean and Marie, married Thérèse Barbeau, daughter of Jean-François and Marie, in Quebec on 19th February 1727 [2]
  • Jacques Pilet, son of Julien and Louise, married Marguerite Pepin, daughter of Ignace and Marie, in Quebec on 21st February 1735 [2]
  • Pierre Pilet, son of Pierre and Marie, married Marie-Simone Potard, daughter of Simon and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th June 1758 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pilet (post 1700)

  • Charles Pilet, French veterinarian and teacher in Maisons-Alfort, France
  • Patrick Pilet (b. 1981), French racing driver
  • Marcel Pilet (1889-1958), Swiss politician

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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