Pouliot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Pouliot family

The surname Pouliot 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 Pouliot family

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Pouliot 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.

Early Notables of the Pouliot family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Geoffroy Poulard, Franco-Breton Squire who bravely fought but was killed at the Combat of the Thirty on March 26th, 1351; and Pierrard Poullet, a writer at the end of the 16th century. John Poulett (1586-1649), 1st Baron Poulett, was a cavalier...
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Pouliot World Ranking

In the United States, the name Pouliot is the 9,295th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Canada, the name Pouliot is ranked the 509th most popular surname with an estimated 9,617 people with that name. [2] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Pouliot is the 162nd popular surname. [3]


United States Pouliot migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pouliot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Sister Caroline Pouliot, aged 58, who landed in America from Rome, in 1903
  • Peter Pouliot, aged 35, who immigrated to America, in 1906
  • Dan Pouliot, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • Anathase Pouliot, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1922

Canada Pouliot migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pouliot Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Charles Pouliot, son of Jean and Jeanne, who married Françoise Meunier, daughter of Mathurin and Françoise, in Quebec on 5th June 1667 [4]
  • Pierre Pouliot, son of Michel and Jacquette, who married Marie Deschamps, daughter of Jean and Madeleine, in Quebec on 12th October 1667 [4]
  • Antoine Pouliot, son of Antoine and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Guilbout, daughter of Charles and Françoise, in Quebec on 24th June 1670 [4]
  • Charles Pouliot, son of Charles and Françoise, who married Marie Chabot, daughter of Mathurin and Marie, in Quebec on 4th february 1689 [4]
  • Jean Pouliot, son of Charles and Françoise, who married Madeleine Audet, daughter of Nicolas and Madeleine, in Quebec on 11th February 1697 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Pouliot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Pouliot, son of Jean and Marie, who married Anne Denis, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 31st January 1724 [4]
  • Charles Pouliot, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Geneviève Godbout, daughter of Joseph and Marguerite, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 24th November 1727 [4]
  • Pierre-François Pouliot, son of Charles and Geneviève, who married Marie-Anne Audet, daughter of Nicolas and Marie-Louise, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 29th October 1730 [4]
Pouliot Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Caroline Pouliot, aged 64, who immigrated to Sillery, Quebec, Canada, in 1908
  • Melle Marie Pouliot, aged 20, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1908
  • Joseph Pouliot, aged 25, who immigrated to Quebec, Canada, in 1915
  • Origene Pouliot, aged 25, who immigrated to St. Hyacinte, Quebec, Canada, in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Pouliot (post 1700) +

  • Adrien Pouliot (1896-1980), Canadian mathematician and educator
  • George Pouliot (b. 1923), Canadian Olympic fencer
  • Yannick Pouliot (b. 1963), Canadian computational biologist focused on developing biocomputational software systems
  • Camille-Eugène Pouliot (1897-1967), Canadian provincial politician
  • Jean-Baptiste Pouliot (1816-1888), Quebec notary and political figure
  • Barthélemy Pouliot (1811-1890), Quebec businessman and political figure
  • Jean-François Pouliot (b. 1957), Quebec film director
  • Charles-Eugène Pouliot (1856-1897), lawyer and political figure in Quebec
  • Jean-François Pouliot (1890-1969), lawyer, author and political figure in Quebec
  • Jean Adélard Pouliot (1923-2004), Canadian broadcasting pioneer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  3. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  4. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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