Brittany. It is derived from their residence in the place named Barbeau, in the province of Brittany.
Early Origins of the Barboux family
Brittany, where the lordship of Barbu was erected in 1696 in favor of Trévieux.
Early History of the Barboux family
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Barboux Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Barboux, including Barbu, Barbut, Barbuat, Barboux, Barbillet, Barbillon, Barbeillon, Barbin and many more.
Early Notables of the Barboux family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barboux family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Barboux has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Barboux were André Barbou, son of Adrien and Cathrine Moquet, who married, in 1716; Marie Fouchard, daughter of Jean and Anthoinette Bertram. Mr. Barbe was established in Louisiana in 1727..
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