Berube History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Berube, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Berube, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Lorraine. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Berube family originally lived at the town of Paresse or Parez, in the Lorraine. Although one would at first assume that the name is derived from the city of Paris, evidence suggests that the names of both the town in the Lorraine and the French capital are derived from a Gaulish tribe called the Parisii.

Early Origins of the Berube family

The surname Berube was first found in Lorraine, where the family was established in early times.

Some members of this family branched into other regions of France, especially north to Normandy. The members of the branch of Bérulle distinguished themselves as the Marquis Bérulle in Champagne, Dauphiné and île-de-France. Several members of this illustrious family became renowned for their contributions to their respective communities. From the branch established in Brittany, there was an advisor in the Court of Appeals of Quimper and a deputy in the Parliament of 1769. The family became even more prominent through many alliances with other important families of the day, such as the Berbis family.

Damien Berube, son of Robert and Catherine (née Pognot), was baptized in France on 2nd February 1647. He travelled to the New World in 1671 where he worked at Rivière-Ouelle. After settling in Quebec he married Jeanne Savonnet, daughter of Jacques and Antoinette (née Babilotte), on 22nd August 1679. They had seven children and remained together in Quebec until Damien's death on 7th March 1688. [1]

Early History of the Berube family

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Berube Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bérulle, Bérullé, Bérullet, Bérulley, Bérubé, Bérubbé, Berrubé, Bérubée, Bérubbée, Bérubey, Bérubbey, Bérubet, Bérubbet, Bérubez, Bérubbez and many more.

Early Notables of the Berube family (pre 1700)

Notable in the family name was Pierre de Bérulle (1575-1629), a French cardinal and the founder, along with Madame Acarie, of the order of Carmelites in France; Marin Berrubé...
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United States Berube migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berube Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Damien Bérubé, who was baptized in Rocquefort in 1647, who arrived in New France in 1671. He collaborated in the founding of the seigniory of la Bouteillerie, in Rivière-Ouelle. He married Jeanne Savonnet in 1679 in l'Islet, and they had seven children

Canada Berube migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berube Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Damien Berube, son of Robert and Catherine, who married Jeanne Sauvenier, daughter of Jacques and Antoine, in L'Islet, Quebec on 22nd August 1679 [2]
Berube Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Berube, son of Damien and Jeanne, who married Geneviève Dancosse, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 8th January 1706 [2]
  • Ignace Berube, son of Damien and Jeanne, who married Angélique-Marguerite Ouellet, daughter of René and Thérèse, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 16th August 1707 [2]
  • Mathurin Berube, son of Damien and Jeanne, who married Marie-Angélique Miville, daughter of Jean and Madeleine, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 6th April 1712 [2]
  • Joseph Berube, son of Joseph and Catherine, who married Marie-Thérèse Dechambre, daughter of Romain and Catherine-Angélique, in Montreal, Quebec on 21st April 1727 [2]
  • François Berube, son of Pierre and Geneviève, who married Marie-Madeleine Lévêque, daughter of Joseph and Marie-Angélique, in Rivière-Ouelle, Quebec on 10th November 1732 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Berube Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Anne Bérubé was married in Quebec in 1812
Berube Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Blanche Bérubé was married in Quebec in 1916
  • Georges Bérubé, a Trappist monk, was ordained in Quebec in 1928

Contemporary Notables of the name Berube (post 1700) +

  • Michelle Berube (b. 1966), American actress and magician assistant, inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2004
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Safian Berube (b. 1943), American comic book artist, best known as a romance comics artist for DC Comics in the 1970s
  • Georgette B. Berube (1927-2005), American politician, Member of the Maine Senate (1984-1996)
  • Jacquelynn Berube (b. 1971), American weightlifter at the 2005 World Championships
  • Ryan Berube (b. 1973), American three-time gold medalist swimmer and Olympic Champion
  • Michael Bérubé (b. 1961), American professor and author
  • Allan Berube (1946-2007), American historian, researcher and activist
  • Mike Berube (b. 1988), Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman
  • Yves Bérubé (1940-1993), Canadian engineer, politician, 3rd Member of the Quebec National Assembly for Matane (1976-1985)
  • Léo Bérubé KC (1884-1967), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Témiscouata (1912-1916)
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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