Veillet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Veillet family

The surname Veillet was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Veillet family

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Veillet Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Veillet has been recorded under many different variations, including Vallet, Valet, Valett, Vallett and others.

Early Notables of the Veillet family (pre 1700)

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Veillet Ranking

In France, the name Veillet is the 5,150th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [1]


Canada Veillet migration to Canada +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Veillet or a variant listed above:

Veillet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Veillet, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Catherine Lariou, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Batiscan, Quebec on 19th November 1698 [2]
Veillet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gervais Veillet, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marie-Françoise Morand, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Élisabeth, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec on 21st August 1741 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Veillet, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Louise Paplau, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, Quebec on 8th November 1744 [2]
  • Joseph Veillet, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marie-Josephte Papiaux, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite, in Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec on 10th January 1752 [2]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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