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Carbonneau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Carbonneau family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name, and generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the first person that used the name. The Carbonneau surname derives from the Latin root word "carbo"meaning "carbon," or "charcoal" word; " and as such was a nickname for someone with dark hair or a swarthy complexion.

Early Origins of the Carbonneau family


The surname Carbonneau was first found in Périgord, where this famous family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Carbonneau family


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Carbonneau Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Carboneau, Carbonneau, Carbonneaux, Carbonnot, Carbonnaud, Carbonnaux, Carbonnau, Carbonneu, Carbonneux, Carboneaux, Carbonot, Carbonaud, Carbonaux, Carbonau, Carboneu, Carboneux, Carbonnier, Carbonnie, Carbounie, Charbonnier, Charbonnie, Charbounie, Charbonneau, Charboneau, Charbonneaux, Charbonnot, Charbonnaud, Charbonnaux, Charbonnau, Charbonneu, Charbonneux, Charboneaux, Charbonot, Charbonaud, Charbonaux, Charbonau, Charboneu, Charboneux, Charbonnier, Charbonnie, Charbounie, De Carboneau, De Carbonneau, Le Carboneau and many more.

Early Notables of the Carbonneau family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carbonneau family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carbonneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Hespery Carbonneau, son of Antoine and Marguerite Petit of France, married Marguerite Landry, daughter of Guillaume and Gabrielle Barré in the parish of Sainte-Famille in 1672

Carbonneau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Carbonneau married Marie Louise in 1722 in Coron in Québec

Contemporary Notables of the name Carbonneau (post 1700)


  • Guy Carbonneau (b. 1960), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens

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