Godbout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Godbout family

The surname Godbout was first found in Gascony (French: Gascogne), an area of southwest France bordering Spain, that was part of the "Province of Guyenne and Gascony" prior to the French Revolution, where the family was established in Aurbous, a village in the Basses-Pyrénées, in the district of Pau. [1]

Early History of the Godbout family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Godbout research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1539, 1759, 1843, and 1866 are included under the topic Early Godbout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Godbout Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Godbout, Godebout, Godbold, Godebold, Godbert, Godebert, Godbard, Godebard, Godbart, Godebart, Godbil, Godebille, Godebilles, Godby, Godeby and many more.

Early Notables of the Godbout family (pre 1700)

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Godbout World Ranking

In the United States, the name Godbout is the 14,059th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Godbout is ranked the 851st most popular surname with an estimated 6,307 people with that name. [3] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Godbout is the 347th popular surname. [4]


Canada Godbout migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Godbout Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Nicolas Godbout, who married Marthe Bourgoin in Quebec in 1662
  • Nicolas Godbout, son of Michel and Colette, who married Marie-Marthe Bourgoin, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Quebec on 9th January 1662 [5]
  • Nicolas Godbout, son of Nicolas and Marie-Marthe, who married Marguerite-Angélique Lemelin, daughter of Jean and Marguerite, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 16th October 1685 [5]
  • Nicolas Godbout, who married Angélique Lemelin in St-Laurent in 1685
  • Antoine Godbout, who married Marguerite Labrecque in St-Pierre in 1691
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Godbout Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Godbout, son of Nicolas and Marie-Marthe, who married Marguerite Manseau, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in Quebec on 1st February 1700 [5]
  • Joseph Godbout, son of Nicolas and Marguerite-Angélique, who married Marie-Madeleine Bouchard, daughter of Jean and Madeleine, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 27th May 1720 [5]
  • Antoine Godbout, son of Antoine and Marguerite, who married Geneviève Rouleau, daughter of Guillaume and Catherine, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 21st April 1721 [5]
  • Jean Godbout, who married Louise Gautier in St-Laurent in 1725
  • Jean Godbout, son of Nicolas and Marguerite-Angélique, who married Louise Gautier, daughter of Jean and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Laurent-de-lîle-d'Orléans, Quebec on 9th July 1725 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Godbout (post 1700) +

  • Bill Godbout (1939-2018), American early computer pioneer and entrepreneur, founder of Godbout Electronics (and later CompuPro and Viasyn)
  • Sarah-Ève Coutu- Godbout (b. 1997), Canadian silver medalist ice hockey player who currently plays with the Toronto Six of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL)
  • Michel Godbout, Canadian television news anchor of CBC News: Montreal at Six for CBMT (2006-2009)
  • Arthur Godbout (1872-1932), Canadian lawyer, politician, and judge, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Beauce (1902-1921)
  • Marc Godbout (b. 1951), Canadian politician, teacher and education administrator, former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ottawa-Orléans riding
  • Alexis Godbout (1799-1887), Canadian merchant and politician who represented Orléans in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1834 to 1838
  • Réal Godbout, Canadian Quebec writer and comic book illustrator, best known for his Michel Risque and Red Ketchup series
  • Joseph Godbout (1850-1923), Canadian physician and politician who represented Beauce in the House of Commons of Canada from 1887 to 1901, Senator for La Salle, Quebec from 1901 to 1923
  • Joseph-Adélard Godbout (1882-1956), Canadian agronomist, 15th Premier of Quebec from 1939 to 1944, leader of the Parti Libéral du Québec (PLQ)
  • Jacques Godbout CQ (b. 1933), Canadian novelist, essayist, children's writer, journalist, filmmaker and poet


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Les Canadiens-Francais Origine Des Familles. Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 1969. Print
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ https://forebears.io/surnames/
  4. ^ https://statistique.quebec.ca/fr/document/noms-de-famille-au-quebec/tableau/les-1-000-premiers-noms-de-famille-selon-le-rang-quebec
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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