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About the Petit surname

Brief Family History: First found in Bourgogne where this distinguished family were anciently seated at Bressey, where Antoine Petit was a knight of arms in the year 1353. Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henry Petit who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Claude Petit settled in Louisiana in 1758; Jean Petit settled there in 1756; Richard Pettit settled in Virginia in 1636. Coat of Arms: Blue with a gold lion. Spelling variations of this family name include: Pettit, Petit, Petite, Petites, Pettitt, Petitt, Pessit, Du Pettit, Du Petitt, Du Petit, Le Petitt, Le Pettit and many more.

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