Piquer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Piquer family name derives from the Old French personal name Picot, or Pigot.

Early Origins of the Piquer family

The surname Piquer was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat at Beauchesne, and as the line was the main stem of this aristocratic family which would emerge as Viscounts d'Vaulogé, it was there that branches were formed in Brittany, Maine and Austria. They were originally from Picot de Saio in Normandy and were recorded there in 1086.

Early History of the Piquer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piquer research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1813, 1862 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Piquer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Piquer Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Piquer is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Picot, Picott, Picotte, Pickot, Picout, Picoud, Picque, Picquet, Picquot and many more.

Early Notables of the Piquer family (pre 1700)

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United States Piquer migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Piquer has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Piquer were

Piquer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco DePaula Piquer, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1871 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Piquer (post 1700) +

  • Carlos Robles Piquer (1925-2018), Spanish diplomat and politician, Member of the European Parliament (1986-1999), Director General of RTVE (1981-1982), Secretary general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1979-1981)


  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)


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