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The French name Pilon has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. The name is thought to derive from the Old French word "pelon," which referred to the spiky outer shell of a chestnut; and from this, it has been suggested that the name was a nickname for a quick-tempered or unpleasant person. The history of this surname is intrinsically entwined with that of the region of Normandy, where the earliest records of the Pilon family were found.

Pilon Early Origins



The surname Pilon was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

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Pilon Spelling Variations


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Pilon Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Pilon, including Pilon, Pile, Pilet, Pillet, Pilot, Pillot, Pillon, Pilier, Pillier, Dupillier, Pilaire, Pilard, Pillard, Pilleux and many more.

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Pilon Early History


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Pilon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pilon research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1435, 1515, 1771, 1772, 1792, and 1801 are included under the topic Early Pilon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pilon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pilon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was René-Martin Pillet, born in 1771, who was a general in Tours at the time of the Revolution; Claude-Marie Pillet, born in 1771, was a literary hack in Chambéry. He studied law and became a lawyer, but this trade never became his passion and...

Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pilon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pilon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Pilon, who was married in Montreal in 1689

Pilon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jeanne Pilon, whose marriage is on record in Lachine, Quebec in 1706
  • Elisabeth Pilon, who was married in Pointe-Claire, Quebec in 1715
  • Thomas Pilon, married in Pointe-Claire in 1725

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pilon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pilon (post 1700)



  • Hormisdas Pilon (1857-1937), Canadian politician, member of the Quebec Legislative Assembly for 30 years
  • Benoît Pilon (b. 1963), Canadian French-language film director and screenwriter
  • Jean-Guy Pilon (b. 1930), Canadian poet
  • Roger Pilon, American libertarian legal theorist
  • J Bernard Pilon (1918-1970), Canadian politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons from Quebec
  • Daniel Pilon (b. 1940), Canadian-born actor

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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
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    The Pilon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pilon 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 11 October 2016 at 08:44.

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