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.
Early Origins of the Poulet family
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.
Early History of the Poulet family
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Poulet 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.
Early Notables of the Poulet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poulet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Poulet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptist Poulet, who 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Poulet (post 1700)
- Acton Poulet, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Saigon, 1922-29 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- 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