The Piquette family name derives from the Old French personal name
Picot, or Pigot.
Early Origins of the Piquette family
The surname Piquette 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 Piquette family
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Piquette 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 Piquette 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 Piquette family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Piquette family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Piquette has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Piquette were
Piquette Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Miss Marie Piquette, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
Piquette Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Rene Piquette, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1924
Piquette Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Jacqueline Piquette, aged 3, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923
- Jean Piquette, aged 7, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1923
- Jeanne Piquette, aged 41, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Piquette (post 1700)
- Colin Leo Piquette (b. 1969), Canadian politician, MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater (2015-)
- Léo Piquette (b. 1946), Canadian politician in the Alberta Legislative Assembly from 1986 to 1989