Picot

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This is one of Jersey's longest-established families, with records dating back at least to 1309

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A Mrs Picot photographed by Billinghurst and Smith


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Mourant and Picot families


Origin of Surname

Picot is the Normandy word for a turkey, which suggested to the Rev George Balleine that the original holder of the name strutted as he walked. This is the derivation favoured in Normandy, where the family has been most numerous in France.

However, other sources suggest that it was first introduced to England after the Norman Conquest in the form of a personal name "Pic", and later with the added diminutive suffixes of "et" or "ot", it became initially Picot, Pigot and Piket. The original derivation is from the word "pic", meaning sharp or pointed, and it was a common element in words and names, being used for a steep hill, or the use or manufacture of sharp or pointed implements or weapons, or even as a nickname for a tall, thin person.

Early records

The name is found in the Assize Roll of 1309.

Strangely, despite the family having been present in Jersey for some 700 years, it merits only three mentions, as spouses in the family trees of others, in Payne's Armorial of Jersey. The families present in the late 19th century were clearly not sufficiently affluent to pay for inclusion in the publication.

Variants

  • Picot, 1299
  • Picott 1607
  • Le Picot, 1381
  • Le Pikert c1340
  • Piquot 1331
  • Piket
  • Le Pikot 1309
  • Le Piket 1299
  • Piquet
  • Picquet
  • Pickett
  • Pikett
  • Pigott
  • Piggot
  • Picott
  • Pykett
  • Pygot


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A postcard sent by Lucille Picot in 1906

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