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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Vacherot 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 Vacherot 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 Vacherot was an occupational name for a cowherd. Originally the name Vacherot was derived from the Old French word vache, meaning cow.

Vacherot Early Origins



The surname Vacherot was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of St. Etienne.

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Vacherot Spelling Variations


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Vacherot Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Vachon, Vachen, Vachin, Vacheron, Vacion, Vation and others.

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Vacherot Early History


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Vacherot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vacherot research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vacherot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vacherot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vacherot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vacherot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Paul Vachon arrived in Quebec in 1650 from Poitou; Anthoine Vacheron landed in North America in 1766; John Vacion settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1822..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Vacherot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Vacherot (post 1700)



  • Étienne Vacherot (1809-1897), French philosopher

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Vacherot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vacherot 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2014 at 13:59.

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