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Rabeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Rabeau has a long French heritage that first began in southern region of Languedoc. The name is derived from when the family lived in Languedoc but the name could have also been derived from the Old French word "grave," which meant "gravel."

Early Origins of the Rabeau family


The surname Rabeau was first found in Languedoc, where the family has held a family seat since very early times.

Early History of the Rabeau family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rabeau research.
Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1096, 1150, 1248, 1669, 1788, 1651 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Rabeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Rabeau Spelling Variations


There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Grave, Grève, de Grèves, Grauve, Greive, Le Grave, de Grave, Graves and many more.

Early Notables of the Rabeau family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name at this time was Hugues, a Lord of Villegly and of Félines; and Jacques Gravier (1651-1708), a French Jesuit missionary in the New World from Moulins, Allier...
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Migration of the Rabeau family to the New World and Oceana


By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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 Rabeau 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 Rabeau were

Rabeau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louise Rabeau, aged 33, originally from Calais, France, arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Boulogne [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-6NG : 6 December 2014), Louise Rabeau, 03 Oct 1911; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Yvonne Rabeau, aged 2, originally from Calais, France, arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Boulogne [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-6N5 : 6 December 2014), Yvonne Rabeau, 03 Oct 1911; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Elise Rabeau, aged 5, originally from Calais, France, arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Boulogne [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-6NP : 6 December 2014), Elise Rabeau, 03 Oct 1911; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Rabeau (post 1700)


  • Olivier Rabeau, Canadian recipient of the Barlow Memorial Medal in 2013

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-6NG : 6 December 2014), Louise Rabeau, 03 Oct 1911; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-6N5 : 6 December 2014), Yvonne Rabeau, 03 Oct 1911; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJG6-6NP : 6 December 2014), Elise Rabeau, 03 Oct 1911; citing departure port Boulogne, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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