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Where did the French Vichot family come from? What is the French Vichot family crest and coat of arms? When did the Vichot family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Vichot family history?

Noble surnames, such as Vichot, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Vichot, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgoine. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Vichot family originally lived in Vichy, in the province of Bourgoigne.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Vichy, Vichie, Vichies, Vichey, Vicheys, Vichye, Vichyes, Vichee, Vichees, Vichet, de Vichy and many more.

First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this renowned family has held a family seat since ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vichot research. Another 539 words(38 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1421, 1567, 1642, 1644, 1728, and 1759 are included under the topic Early Vichot History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Vichot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ulic Vichie settled in Louisiana in 1721.

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  8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Vichot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vichot 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.

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