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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carbonneau research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1248, 1258, 1509, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Carbonneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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Canada Carbonneau migration to Canada +

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
  • Prisque Carbonneau, son of Antoine and Marguerite, who married Marguerite Landry, daughter of Guillaume and Gabrielle, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 26th November 1672 [1]
  • Jacques Carbonneau, son of Prisque and Marguerite, who married Geneviève Martin, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Quebec on 10th October 1697 [1]
Carbonneau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Carbonneau married Marie Louise in 1722 in Coron in Québec
  • Pierre Carbonneau, son of Prisque and Marguerite, who married Marie-Louise Séguin, daughter of François and Marie-Louise, in Lachenaie, Quebec on 11th January 1723 [1]
  • Jacques Carbonneau, son of Jacques and Geneviève, who married Jeanne Guimont, daughter of Joseph and Anne, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 23rd October 1725 [1]
  • Barthélemi Carbonneau, son of Prisque and Marguerite, who married Geneviève Nadeau, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Valier, Quebec on 11th June 1726 [1]
  • Jean-Baptiste Carbonneau, son of Jacques and Geneviève, who married Isabelle Lefebvre, daughter of Jean and Reine, in Berthier, Quebec on 15th March 1729 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Carbonneau (post 1700) +

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


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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