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

Villot Early Origins



The surname Villot 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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Villot Spelling Variations


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Villot Spelling Variations



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

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Villot Early History


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Villot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Villot research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1657, 1698, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Villot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Villot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Villot Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Villot 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 were:

Villot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Georg Villot who arrived in Quebec in 1776

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Contemporary Notables of the name Villot (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Villot (post 1700)



  • Michel Villot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Jean Joseph Villot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Villot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Villot 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 3 November 2015 at 10:32.

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