Pillot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Pillot family

The surname Pillot 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.

Some of the family were found in in Brittany, where the Pillets were Lords of Hericzonnais descended from Pierre, ennobled in 1435, father of Jean, Secretary of the duke.

Early History of the Pillot family

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Pillot 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 Pillot family (pre 1700)

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Pillot Ranking

In France, the name Pillot is the 1,246th most popular surname with an estimated 4,510 people with that name. [1]


United States Pillot migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pillot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Pillot, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821 [2]
  • Andrew Peter Augustus Pillot, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pillot (post 1700) +

  • Cooper Pillot (b. 1994), American teen actor
  • Luc Pillot (b. 1959), French sailor and Olympic champion
  • Pierre-Eugène Pillot, engineer and general delegate of associations in Paris


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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)


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