Joubert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Joubert, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Joubert, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Berry. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Joubert family

The surname Joubert was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France.

In the region of Saintonge the Jouberts were lords of Christophe; in Brittany the Armorial of 1696 cites an alderman of Rennes, a parliamentary lawyer, a rector of the Trinité de Clisson. Laurent Joubert, born in Valence in 1529, became a doctor and in 1573 became Chancellor of the University. He left behind many important works. [1]

Early History of the Joubert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joubert research. Another 28 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1529, 1573, 1689, 1696, 1754, 1762, 1769, 1777, 1790, and 1799 are included under the topic Early Joubert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Joubert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Joubert, Jouberteix, Jouberton, Joubertin, Joubin and many more.

Early Notables of the Joubert family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Nicolas Joubert, also known as Angoulevent or Engoulevent (nighthawk), born during the seventeenth century in Burgundy, was a French jester. François Joubert, born in Montpellier in 1689, was a religious author. Joseph Joubert was a lexicographer and Jesuit in Lyon. He was known during the seventeenth century for the French-Latin dictionary he published. Joseph Joubert was a moralist in Montignac around 1754; Pierre-Jean Joubert de la Salon...
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Joubert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Joubert migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Joubert Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Joubert married in 1669 in Quebec
  • Jean Joubert, son of François and Jeanne, who married Madeleine Testu, daughter of Edme and Élisabeth, in Quebec on 4th November 1669 [2]
  • Madeleine Joubert married in 1688 in Lachine, Quebec
  • Pierre Joubert married in 1696 in Charlesbourg, Quebec
  • Pierre Joubert, son of Jean and Madeleine, who married Madeleine Boesmé, daughter of Jean and Marie, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 22nd October 1696 [2]
Joubert Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Joubert, son of François and Jeanne, who married Marie Pelletier, daughter of François and Michelle, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 24th September 1703 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Joubert, son of Jacques and Madeleine, who married Marie Pépin, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Jeanne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 28th December 1709 [2]
  • Pierre Joubert, son of Pierre and Madeleine, who married Agathe Jarry, daughter of Henri and Agathe, in Montreal, Quebec on 17th November 1727 [2]
  • Michel Joubert, son of Pierre and Claudine, who married Marie-Madeleine Roy, daughter of Pierre and Madeleine, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 16th November 1733 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Joubert, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie, who married Geneviève Gendron, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, in Châteauguay, Quebec on 18th January 1741 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Joubert (post 1700) +

  • Jean Joubert (1928-2015), French novelist, short story writer, and poet, awarded the 1978 Prix Mallarmé for Poems: 1955-1975 and the 1975 Prix Renaudot for L'Homme de sable
  • Pierre Joseph Joubert de La Salette, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Joseph Antoine René Joubert, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Barthélemy Catherine Joubert (1769-1799), French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Brian Joubert (b. 1986), French figure skater, four time National champion
  • Elsa Joubert OIS (1922-2020), born Elsabé Antoinette Murray Joubert, a Sestigers Afrikaans-language writer
  • Marius Joubert (b. 1979), South African rugby player
  • Petrus Jacobus Joubert (1834-1900), commandant-general of the South African Republic (1880-1900)
  • Joubert Engelbrecht (b. 1989), South African rugby union player


  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Pierre Joubert. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Joseph Joubert. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Barthélemy Joubert. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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