The Philippeau family can find its origins within the landscape of Medieval France, particularly in that coastal region once known as Normandy
. Their name is derived from the ancient Greek name Phillippos, which is composed of the elements philos, meaning love, and hippos, meaning horse, and indicated a person who loved horses.
Early Origins of the Philippeau family
The surname Philippeau was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
as an aristocratic family at Marigny. Conjecturally, this family may be descended from Phillip, the Count of Namur, but there have been many Kings of this name including Philip I, King of France, King Philip Augustus, Philip the Bold, Philip of Valois, or Philip of France, Duke of Burgundy, and many saints, bishops, Dukes, and other nobility and place names.
Early History of the Philippeau family
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Philippeau Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Philippeau, some of which include Philippe, Phillippe, Phillippes, Philippes, Philipp, Phillipp, Phelipe, Phelippe, Phellippe, Phellippes, Philipe, Phillipes, Philip, Phillip and many more.
Early Notables of the Philippeau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Philippeau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Philippeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Michel Philippeau, who arrived in Canada in 1688