Early Origins of the Mabire family
The surname Mabire 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 Mabire family
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Mabire Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Mabire 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 Mabire family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mabire family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Mabire 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 Mabire were