Guilbeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Guilbeau family

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.

Early History of the Guilbeau family

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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.

Early Notables of the Guilbeau family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Guilbeau family

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.


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 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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