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

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The surname Poulot 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.

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

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Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Poulot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Poulot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Léonard Poulot, who arrived in New Orleans in 1822
  • George Poulot, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833

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