The ancient surname of Robellot is from the Normandy
region of France. This surname came from the Germanic given name Robert. This name is composed of the elements hrod, meaning glory, and berht, meaning illustrious or brilliant.
Early Origins of the Robellot family
The surname Robellot was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Robellot family
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Robellot Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local
dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Robellot is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Robillard, Robilard, Robillart, Robilart, Robilleau, Robileau, Robilliard, Robiliard, Robilliart, Robiliart, Robillot, Robilot, Robellot, Robelot and many more.
Early Notables of the Robellot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robellot family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Robellot were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robellot were Claude Robillard who migrated from Brittany
to Quebec in 1664.