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Piot Early Origins



The surname Piot was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Piot Spelling Variations


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Piot Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pyott, Pyatt, Pyot, Pyat, Piatt, Piott, Pyet and many more.

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Piot Early History


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Piot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piot research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1504, 1510, 1600, and 1611 are included under the topic Early Piot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Piot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Piot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Piot 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 or some of its variants were: Alexander Pyott and Mary Pyott, who came to Barbados in 1651; John Pyot, who came to Georgia in 1773; James Pyott, who settled in New York in 1797; as well as Bartholimew Pyot, who arrived in Ontario in 1871..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Piot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Piot (post 1700)



  • Baron Peter Piot MD, PhD FRCP FMedSci (b. 1949), Belgian microbiologist known for his research into Ebola and AIDS

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Piot Family Crest Products


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Piot Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Piot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piot 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 25 March 2015 at 12:29.

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