Paquette Family History
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Paquette Name Meaning
from the personal name Pa(s)quet, a pet form of Pascal. from Old French pacquet ‘bundle (of faggots)’, a diminutive of paque ‘parcel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a gatherer or seller of firewood or kindling. In North America, spellings of surnames in -ette are not normally feminine, but reflects the practice of sounding the final -t, which is not the usual practice in European French.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press