The name Baribeau 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.
Early Origins of the Baribeau family
The surname Baribeau was first found in Brittany
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Baribeau family
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Baribeau Spelling Variations
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 Baribeau include Barbeau, Barbeaux, Barbbeau, Barbbeaux, de Barbeau, DeBarbeau, De Barbeau and many more.
Early Notables of the Baribeau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baribeau family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Baribeau surname were
Baribeau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Lucien Baribeau, aged 39, who landed in America from Willeruptme, in 1904
- Arthur Baribeau, aged 55, who emigrated to the United States from Ottange, France, in 1920
Baribeau Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Corrinne Baribeau, aged 34, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1924
- Gaston Baribeau, aged 10, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Baribeau (post 1700)
- Paul Baribeau, American folk punk singer
- Mrs. T. W. Baribeau, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1936 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Jean-Louis Baribeau (1893-1975), Canadian politician, Member of the House of Commons