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Origin and popularity of the name OUELLET

Origin

Ouellet : French: probably a variant of Houellet a derivative of Old French hoel ‘mattock’ applied as a nickname for a maker or a worker who used this implement. The surname Houellet is no longer found in France and the surname Ouellet is virtually non-existing there. Compare Ouelette Ouellette Ouillette Willet and Willette.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 141,397 individuals with the name OUELLET on Geneanet.

 

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