Roberge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Roberge 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 (French: Bretagne).

Early Origins of the Roberge family

The surname Roberge was first found in Brittany.

Pierre Roberge, Sir of La Croix, born in 1637, son of Jacques and Claudine (née Buret), travelled from Normandy to New France in the 17th century. After arriving in Canada he married Antoinette de Beaurenon, daughter of Guillaume and Françoise (née Lepoupet), at Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 22nd October 1672. After Antoinette passed away in 1683, Pierre remarried to Marie Lefrançois, daughter of Charles and Marie (née Triot), at Château-Richer on 10th April 1684. [1]

Early History of the Roberge family

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Roberge Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Roberge some of which are Roberge, Robergel, Rebrejet, Robergeon, Roberjon, Roberjot and many more.

Early Notables of the Roberge 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 the Convention...
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Roberge Ranking

In the United States, the name Roberge is the 3,944th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [2] However, in Canada, the name Roberge is ranked the 416th most popular surname with an estimated 11,200 people with that name. [3]

United States Roberge migration to the United States +

In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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, Acadia 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. 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 Roberge were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Roberge were

Roberge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Roberge, who landed in New York in 1798 [4]

Canada Roberge migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Roberge Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Denis Roberge, who married in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1667
  • Denis Roberge, son of Jacques and Andrée, who married Geneviève Aubert, daughter of Claude and Jacqueline, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 3rd July 1667 [5]
  • Pierre Roberge married in Sainte-Famille in 1672
  • Pierre Roberge, son of Jacques and Claudine, who married Antoine De Beaurenom, daughter of Guillaume and Françoise, in Sainte-Famille, Quebec on 22nd October 1672 [5]
  • Louis Roberge, son of Charles and Marie-Madeleine, who married Marie-Reine Vachon, daughter of Louis and Anne-Élisabeth, in Beauport, Quebec on 13th February 1674 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Roberge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean Roberge married in Saint-Pierre in 1709
  • Jean Roberge, son of Pierre and Françoise, who married Anne Blouard, daughter of Mathurin and Marie-Marguerite, in Saint-Pierre-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 22nd October 1709 [5]
  • Pierre Roberge, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Marie-Anne Joanne, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 24th November 1710 [5]
  • Joseph Roberge, son of Pierre and Marie, who married Madeleine Lemelin, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Laurent-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Quebec on 26th November 1715 [5]
  • Joseph Roberge, son of Pierre and Françoise, who married Geneviève Leduc, daughter of René and Anne, in Quebec on 16th January 1716 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Roberge (post 1700) +

  • Rob Roberge, American writer, guitarist, singer, and tube amplifier researcher and developer
  • Sean Roberge (1972-1996), Canadian actor with a long list of credits in Canadian and American television
  • Joseph Albert A. "Skippy" Roberge (1917-1993), American professional baseball player
  • Bertrand Roland Roberge (b. 1954), former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Valentin Roberge (b. 1987), French footballer
  • Father Gaston Roberge (1935-2020), Canadian Jesuit priest; film theorist; pioneer of the film appreciation movement in India
  • Dick Roberge (b. 1934), retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward and coach
  • Gabriel Roberge (1918-2006), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • François-Olivier Roberge (b. 1985), Canadian speed-skater
  • Jean-François Morin Roberge (b. 1984), former offensive lineman in the Canadian Football League
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook
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