personal name, which derives from the Latin "Arcambaldus" According to etymologists, this personal name is in turn derived from the ancient Germanic elements "Ercan," meaning "precious" and "bald," meaning "bold, daring."
Early Origins of the Archambaute family
Limousin, situated in the north-western part of the Massif-Central where one can trace the origin of this eminent family settled with lands and seats.
Early History of the Archambaute family
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Archambaute Spelling Variations
local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Archambaute is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Archambault, Archambaut, Archambeault, Archambeau, Archambeaux, Archambau, Archambaux, Archambot, Archambod, Archambode, Archambold, Archambolde, Archambote, Archambolt, Archambolte, Archambauld, Archambaulde, Archambaud, Archambaude, Archambaute, d'Archambault, d'Archambaut, d'Archambeault and many more.
Early Notables of the Archambaute family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Archambaute family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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. By the same year 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 Archambaute 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 Archambaute were Jacques Archambault and his wife Françoise Tourault and their six children, who left from Dompierre sur Mer in 1645-6 for Québec; Laurent Archambault married Catherine Marchand in Montré.
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