Show ContentsPiquet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Piquet family

The surname Piquet 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 Piquet family

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Piquet Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Piquet 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 Piquet family (pre 1700)

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Piquet Ranking

In France, the name Piquet is the 659th most popular surname with an estimated 7,193 people with that name. [1]

United States Piquet migration to the United States +

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until the colony fell to the English in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Piquet were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Piquet were

Piquet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Piquet, aged 2, who immigrated to America, in 1893
Piquet Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Auguste Piquet, aged 29, who landed in America from Lens, France, in 1908
  • Hortense Piquet, aged 2, who landed in America from Leus, France, in 1908
  • Elisa Piquet, aged 36, who landed in America from Aulus, France, in 1911
  • August Piquet, aged 32, who settled in America from Lens, France, in 1911
  • Leonie Piquet, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Colais, France, in 1912
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Canada Piquet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Piquet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Piquet, son of Eustache and Jeanne, who married Marie-Thérèse Mérienne, daughter of Jean and Barbe, in Quebec on 10th July 1706 [2]
  • François-Eustache Piquet, son of Joseph and Marie-Thérèse, who married Charlotte Gaudry, daughter of André and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 25th October 1734 [2]
  • Noel Piquet, son of Joseph and Marie-Thérèse, who married Angélique Poitras, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Montreal, Quebec on 22nd April 1748 [2]
  • Louis-François Piquet, son of Joseph and Marie-Thérèse, who married Marie-Charlotte Voyne, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 16th January 1764 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Piquet (post 1700) +

  • René-Emile Piquet (b. 1932), French politician and long-time leader of the PCF
  • Georges Jules Piquet, Governor General for Inde française in the Second French Colonial Empire under Third Republic
  • Laurence Piquet, French journalist and television presenter
  • Nelson Ângelo Tamsma Piquet (b. 1985), Brazilian stock car racing driver and former Formula 1 driver
  • Nelson Piquet (b. 1952), Brazilian former racing driver

  2. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook