Early Origins of the Mabillau family
The surname Mabillau was first found in Roche-Mabile, a commune in the Orne department in north-western France having derived from the French word "bille" which means a piece of wood.
Early History of the Mabillau family
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Mabillau Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Mabillau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Mabille, Mabile, Mabire, Mabilleau, Mabillon and many more.
Early Notables of the Mabillau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mabillau family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Mabillau has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mabillau were