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Where did the French Robichaud family come from? What is the French Robichaud family crest and coat of arms? When did the Robichaud family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Robichaud family history?

The history of the Robichaud family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to a region known as Brittany. It is derived from the family living in Brittany.


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Robichaud include Robichon, Robichau, Robichaud, Robichauld, Robichault, Robicheau, Robichou, Robichoud and many more.

First found in Brittany, where they held a family seat in the seigniory of Trorolland, and were members of the aristocracy of that region.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robichaud research. Another 118 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1751 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Robichaud History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robichaud Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Robichaud has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robichaud were

Robichaud Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Abigal Robichaud, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Anne Robichaud, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Frances Robichaud, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Henri Robichaud, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Honore Robichaud, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755-1768


  • Hon. Louis Joseph Robichaud (1925-2005), Canadian senator, former Premier of New Brunswick, 1960-1970
  • Most Reverend Norbert Robichaud, the Archbishop of Moncton
  • Hédard Joseph Robichaud (1911-1999), Acadian-Canadian Member of Parliament
  • Jocelyn Robichaud (b. 1978), former Canadian tour professional tennis player
  • Elvy Robichaud (b. 1951), former Canadian politician
  • Paul Robichaud (b. 1964), politician in the province of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Gary Robichaud (1962-2005), Canadian teacher and politician
  • Audrey Robichaud (b. 1988), Canadian athlete
  • Jean George Robichaud (1883-1969), fish merchant and political figure in New Brunswick


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The Robichaud Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robichaud Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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