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Where did the French Pillette family come from? What is the French Pillette family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pillette family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pillette family history?

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


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.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pillette research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1809 and 1877 are included under the topic Early Pillette History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pillette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pillette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John A. Pillette, who settled in Boston or Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1820
  • John Pillette settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1820


  • Herman Polycarp Pillette (1896-1960), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Duane Xavier Pillette (b. 1922), former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees, St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies


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  9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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The Pillette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pillette Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 12 January 2011 at 11:10.

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