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The French surname Veillon is occupational in origin, being derived from the trade or profession pursued by the original bearer of the name. The surname Veillon was originally an occupational name for a watchman, from the Old French "veille," from the Latin "vigilia" meaning "watch, wakefulness."

Early Origins of the Veillon family


The surname Veillon was first found in the province of Poitou, where the family was well established during the Middle Ages, and held many lands and estates.

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Early History of the Veillon family

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Early History of the Veillon family


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Veillon Spelling Variations

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Veillon Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Vellon, Villon, Viljoen, Villot, Veillot, Veillet and others.

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Early Notables of the Veillon family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Veillon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Veillon family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Veillon family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Veillon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John James Veillon who settled in Virginia in 1704
  • Benoit-Etienne Veillon who settled in Louisiana in 1719
  • Benoist Etienne Veillon, aged 35, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Veillon Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Sebastienne Veillon who arrived in Quebec in 1647

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Contemporary Notables of the name Veillon (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Veillon (post 1700)


  • Brigadier General Joseph "Brod" Veillon (b. 1950), American Air Force officer, Assistant Adjutant General-Air for Louisiana
  • Albert Veillon, French Army doctor
  • Paul Veillon, French film director
  • Auguste Veillon (1834-1890), Swiss painter

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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