The history of the Robicheau 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 Robicheau family
The surname Robicheau 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 Robicheau family
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Robicheau Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Robicheau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Robichon, Robichau, Robichaud, Robichauld, Robichault, Robicheau, Robichou, Robichoud and many more.
Early Notables of the Robicheau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robicheau family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Robicheau 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 Robicheau were
Robicheau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ceasar Robicheau, aged 45, who settled in America, in 1918
- Henery Robicheau, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1919
- John Robicheau, who arrived in New York in 1919 from Church Point, N.S. CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WX-CXS : 6 December 2014), John Robicheau, 19 Oct 1919; citing departure port Church Point, N.S., arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Joseph Robicheau, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
- Henry Robicheau, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
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Contemporary Notables of the name Robicheau (post 1700)
- Jean-Louis Philippe Robicheau (1874-1948), Canadian farmer, lumber merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia
- Frederick Armand Robicheau (1785-1863), Canadian political figure in Nova Scotia
- Henri M. Robicheau (1838-1923), Canadian farmer and political figure in Nova Scotia