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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Poulieau 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 Poulieau 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 Poulieau was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Poulieau was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.

Early Origins of the Poulieau family


The surname Poulieau 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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Early History of the Poulieau family

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Early History of the Poulieau family


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Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1356, 1500, 1560, 1607, and 1699 are included under the topic Early Poulieau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poulieau Spelling Variations

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Poulieau 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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Early Notables of the Poulieau family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Poulieau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Poulieau family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Poulieau family to the New World and Oceana


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.

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