The history of the Robarge family goes back to the Medieval landscape of northwestern France, to a region known as Brittany
. It is derived from the family living in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Robarge family
The surname Robarge was first found in Brittany.
Early History of the Robarge family
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Robarge 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 Roberge, Robergel, Rebrejet, Robergeon, Roberjon, Roberjot and many more.
Early Notables of the Robarge family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Claude Roberjot, a diplomat born in Maçon in 1753. He was the parish priest of his town at the time the revolution broke out. He was then named president of the administration of his department, and was married. Elected deputy of Saône-et-Loire at... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robarge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Robarge 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 Robarge 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 Robarge were
Robarge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- P. S. Robarge, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1910
- Betty M. Robarge, aged 4, who arrived in Wheeling, Virginia, in 1921
- Catherine E. Robarge, aged 2, who arrived in Wheeling, Virginia, in 1921
- Chester W. Robarge, aged 32, who arrived in Wheeling, Virginia, in 1921
- Rosalie Robarge, aged 49, who arrived in Brooklyn, New York, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Robarge (post 1700)
- Kyle Robarge, American musician, best known for his work with The Murdocks, an American rock band
- David Robarge, American Chief Historian at the CIA
- Art Robarge, American director of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, Morganton, North Carolina