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Villot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Villot family


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.

Early History of the Villot family


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Villot Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Villot family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Villot family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Villot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Francis Villot, aged 16, originally from Paris, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "La Champagne" from Havre, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBL-131 : 6 December 2014), Francis Villot, 28 Feb 1904; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rose Villot, aged 21, originally from Aosta Jroncej, who arrived in New York, NY in 1906 aboard the ship "Princess Irene" from Genoa, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFZD-BZC : 6 December 2014), Rose Villot, 14 Jun 1906; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Princess Irene, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elise Villot, aged 56, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJLX-NMS : 6 December 2014), Elise Villot, 03 Aug 1911; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Segundo Villot, aged 32, originally from Havana, Cuba, who arrived in New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Esperanza" from Havana, Cuba [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCW-YP5 : 6 December 2014), Segundo Villot, 14 May 1917; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Esperanza, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Villot Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Georg Villot who arrived in Quebec in 1776

Contemporary Notables of the name Villot (post 1700)


  • Marie-Joseph Frédéric Villot (1809-1875), French engraver
  • Jean-Marie Villot (1905-1979), French prelate and Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Lyon (1965-1967), Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy (1967-1969), Vatican Secretary of State (1969-1979), and Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church (1970-1979)
  • Michel Villot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Michel Villot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Jean Joseph Villot, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Jean Villot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBL-131 : 6 December 2014), Francis Villot, 28 Feb 1904; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFZD-BZC : 6 December 2014), Rose Villot, 14 Jun 1906; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Princess Irene, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJLX-NMS : 6 December 2014), Elise Villot, 03 Aug 1911; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJCW-YP5 : 6 December 2014), Segundo Villot, 14 May 1917; citing departure port Havana, Cuba, arrival port New York, ship name Esperanza, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Michel Villot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) Jean Villot. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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