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Robichaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Robichaux 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 Robichaux family


The surname Robichaux was first found in Brittany, where they held a family seat in the seigniory of Trorolland, and were members of the aristocracy of that region.

Early History of the Robichaux family


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Robichaux Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Robichaux include Robichon, Robichau, Robichaud, Robichauld, Robichault, Robicheau, Robichou, Robichoud and many more.

Early Notables of the Robichaux family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Robichaux family to the New World and Oceana


French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Robichaux surname were

Robichaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • M.J. Robichaux, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Santa Leonora" from Cristobal [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62S-Z6G : 6 December 2014), M.J. Robichaux, 08 Feb 1921; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Leonora, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • M.J. Robichaux, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Santa Leonora" from Cristobal [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62S-Z6G : 6 December 2014), M.J. Robichaux, 08 Feb 1921; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Leonora, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Robichaux (post 1700)


  • Chad "Robo" Robichaux (b. 1975), American professional mixed martial arts fighter
  • Joe Robichaux (1900-1965), American jazz pianist
  • John Robichaux (1866-1939), American jazz bandleader
  • Francis Robichaux, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Claude Robichaux (b. 1952), Canadian professional hockey player

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62S-Z6G : 6 December 2014), M.J. Robichaux, 08 Feb 1921; citing departure port Cristobal, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Leonora, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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