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The French surname Guilbeau 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.

Guilbeau Early Origins



The surname Guilbeau 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.

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Guilbeau Spelling Variations


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Guilbeau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Guilbaud, Guilbault, Guillebault, Guilbeault, Guilbot, Guillebeau, Guilbeaux, Guilbeau, Guillebot, De Guilbault and many more.

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Guilbeau Early History


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Guilbeau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guilbeau research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guilbeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guilbeau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guilbeau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Guilbeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Guilbaut who arrived in Quebec in 1646 from Perche in southern Normandy; Jean Guilbert arrived in Quebec in 1668 from Picardy to the east of Normandy.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guilbeau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guilbeau (post 1700)



  • Floyd August "Gib" Guilbeau (1937-2016), American Cajun country rock musician and songwriter, member of Nashville West, Swampwater, and the Flying Burrito Brothers
  • Dudley L. Guilbeau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1928

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Guilbeau Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Guilbeau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guilbeau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 May 2016 at 10:48.

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