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The name Barbou dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Brittany. It is derived from their residence in Barbeau, a place in the province of Brittany.

Barbou Early Origins



The surname Barbou was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Barbou Spelling Variations


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Barbou Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Barbou some of which are Barbeau, Barbeaux, Barbbeau, Barbbeaux, de Barbeau, DeBarbeau, De Barbeau and many more.

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Barbou Early History


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Barbou Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barbou research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1696, 1698, and 1763 are included under the topic Early Barbou History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barbou Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barbou Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barbou Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Barbou were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Barbou were

Barbou Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • André Barbou, son of Adrien and Cathrine Moquet, who married, in 1716, Marie Fouchard, daughter of Jean and Anthoinette Bertram

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barbou (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barbou (post 1700)



  • Gabriel Barbou des Courières, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Barbou Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barbou 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2015 at 14:19.

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