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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Pouletier 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 Pouletier 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 Pouletier was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Pouletier was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pouletier research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1356, 1500, 1560, 1607, and 1699 are included under the topic Early Pouletier History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arnaud-Guillaume Poulet, originally of Bédenac in Charente-Maritime, who settled in Quebec, where he married Élisabeth Pépie dit Lafleur in 1761; Jean-Baptiste Poulet, who arrived in Baltimore in 1793.
The Pouletier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pouletier 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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