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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Poulet was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Poulet family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Poulet was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Poulet was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.

Poulet Early Origins



The surname Poulet was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was established in the village of Beaujolais, in the diocese of Langres.

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Poulet Spelling Variations


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Poulet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Poule, Poulle, Poul, Poulet, Poullet, Poulot, Poullot, Pouliot, Poulieau, Poulieaux, Pouliaut, Pouliaulx, Pouliault, Poulard, Poulat, Poulas, Poulastre, Poulastron, Pouleteau, Pouleteaux, Poulteau, Poulteaux, Poulié, Pouliet, Pouletier, Poultier, Poulain and many more.

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Poulet Early History


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Poulet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poulet research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1356, 1500, 1560, 1607, and 1699 are included under the topic Early Poulet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poulet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Poulet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poulet 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 were:

Poulet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Baptist Poulet settled in Maryland in 1793
  • Jean-Baptiste Poulet, who arrived in Baltimore in 1793

Poulet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Arnaud-Guillaume Poulet, originally of Bédenac in Charente-Maritime, who settled in Quebec, where he married Élisabeth Pépie dit Lafleur in 1761

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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Poulet (post 1700)



  • Acton Poulet, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Saigon, 1922-29
  • Gérard Georges Poulet, violinist, Paris
  • Georges M Joseph Poulet, French government overseas official, Iles Saint Pierre et Miquelon
  • J Poulet, English cricketer
  • Robert Poulet (1893-1989), Belgian writer, literary critic and journalist
  • Georges Poulet (1902-1991), Belgian literary critic associated with the Geneva School
  • Olivia Poulet (b. 1978), English actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Poulet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Poulet 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 13 November 2015 at 10:07.

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