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.
Early Origins of the Roberge family
The surname Roberge was first found in Brittany.
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... Another 54 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Roberge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Roberge family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Roberge Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Denis Roberge, who married in Château-Richer, Quebec in 1667
- Pierre Roberge married in Sainte-Famille in 1672
- Madeleine Roberge married in Quebec in 1697
Roberge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean Roberge married in Saint-Pierre in 1709
- Eléonore Roberge married in Saint-Laurent in 1717
- Charles Roberge married in Saint-Pierre in 1720
- Ambroise Roberge married in Saint-Pierre in 1730
- Louis Roberge married in Saint-Augustin in 1736
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
- 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
- Serge Roberge (b. 1965), professional ice hockey player
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