Guilbault History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The French surname Guilbault is thought to be derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements "Wil," meaning will or desire and "Berht," meaning bright or famous.
Early Origins of the Guilbault family
The surname Guilbault was first found in Poitou where they held a family seat in the Seigneurie of Guilbault, which was originally spelled Guillebeau. The Seigneurie originated in 1456, taking its name from the noble family in that district.
Early History of the Guilbault family
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Guilbault Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Guilbaud, Guilbault, Guillebault, Guilbeault, Guilbot, Guillebeau, Guilbeaux, Guilbeau, Guillebot, De Guilbault and many more.
Early Notables of the Guilbault family (pre 1700)
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In Quebec, Canada, the name Guilbault is the 348th most popular surname. 
| Guilbault migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Guilbault Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alfred Guilbault, aged 43, originally from Montreal, Canada, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1910 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France 
- Arthur Guilbault, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Finland" from Antwerp, Belgium 
- Denis Guilbault, aged 60, originally from Montreal, Canada, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Saxonia" from Cherbourg, France 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Guilbault (post 1700) ||+|
- Roland George "Gil" Guilbault (1934-2012), American U.S. Navy admiral, Commander of the USS Ticonderoga, the first Aegis cruiser
- George Guilbault, Canadian professional ice hockey player, recipient of the James C. Hendy Memorial Award (1985-1986)
- Jean-Guy Guilbault (1931-2022), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Drummond (1984-1993)
- Joseph Pierre Octave Guilbault (1870-1924), Canadian notary and politician who represented Joliette in the Canadian House of Commons from 1911 to 1917
- Jacques Guilbault (b. 1936), Canadian engineer and politician, Member of Parliament for Saint-Jacques (1968-1988), Parliamentary Secretary to the Secretary of State in 1976
- Édouard Guilbault (1834-1903), Canadian manufacturer, merchant and politician who represented Joliette in the Canadian House of Commons from 1882 to 1888
- Élise Guilbault (b. 1961), Canadian Genie Award winning film and television actress, best known for her role in the film La Femme qui boit