During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Vachot 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 Vachot 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 Vachot was an occupational name for a cowherd. Originally the name Vachot was derived from the Old French word vache, meaning cow.
Early Origins of the Vachot family
The surname Vachot 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.
Early History of the Vachot family
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Vachot Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vachon, Vachen, Vachin, Vacheron, Vacion, Vation and others.
Early Notables of the Vachot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vachot family to the New World and Oceana
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..
Contemporary Notables of the name Vachot (post 1700)
- Martial Vachot, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Martial Vachot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- François Vachot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) François Vachot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html