During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Poulteau 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 Poulteau 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 Poulteau was an occupational name for a poultry farmer. Originally the name Poulteau was derived from the Old French word poulet, meaning chicken.
Early Origins of the Poulteau family
The surname Poulteau 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 Poulteau family
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Poulteau 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 Poulteau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Poulteau 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.