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


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.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piquette research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1813, 1862 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Piquette History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Piquette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


  • 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


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The Piquette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piquette 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.

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