Early Origins of the Mabilotte family
The surname Mabilotte 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 Mabilotte family
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Mabilotte Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Mabilotte some of which are Mabille, Mabile, Mabire, Mabilleau, Mabillon and many more.
Early Notables of the Mabilotte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mabilotte family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Mabilotte has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Mabilotte were