Show ContentsBebeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Bebeau. Bebeau is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Early Origins of the Bebeau family

The surname Bebeau was first found in Bourgogne.

Early History of the Bebeau family

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Bebeau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bibeau, Bibeault, Bibaud, Bibaux and others.

Early Notables of the Bebeau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was François Bibeau, son of Jacques, an innkeeper, who was a member of the parish of Notre-Dame-de-Cogre. While he was only a laborer, he was one of the first of the family to arrive in Quebec. He married Jeanne Chalifour in Quebec on August 17th, 1671. He was also the direct ancestor of Michel Bibaud. Much later records show Leon Bibaud, a painter living in...
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Migration of the Bebeau family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: François Bibeau, son of Jaques, an innkeeper, who was parish of Notre-Dame-de-Cogre. He was also a laborer and fifteen years after his immigration to Quebec he was married in 1671. Nicolas Bibeau was married in 1717 in Sorel, according to Canadian historical documents. Franç.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bebeau (post 1700) +

  • Muriel Bebeau, American co-founder of the Center for the Study of Ethical Development at the University of Minnesota
  • Leo B. Bebeau, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 8th Circuit, 1962-67; Appointed 1962 [1]

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