Robicheaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Robicheaux 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 Robicheaux family

The surname Robicheaux 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.

By the 15th century this distinguished family had branched to Ile-de-France and the island of Jersey, in the Channel Islands. The members of the family retained their aristocratic status and flourished on their estates until the Revolution in 1789, when many of their estates were lost.

Pierre Robichaud, son of Prudent and Henriette (née Petitpas), travelled from France to Canada and married Marie-Anne Bourgeois in Port-Royal, Acadia on 8th February 1724. [1]

Early History of the Robicheaux family

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Robicheaux Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Robichon, Robichau, Robichaud, Robichauld, Robichault, Robicheau, Robichou, Robichoud and many more.

Early Notables of the Robicheaux family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Robicheaux family

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Robicheaux 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 Robicheaux were Louis Robichaud (born circa 1606, in La Chaussee Frace- died Jan. 3, 1649 in Quebec), who came to Port Royal, Acadia; Etienne Robichaud, who was on record in Acadia in about 1660.

Contemporary Notables of the name Robicheaux (post 1700) +

  • Coco Robicheaux (b. 1947), born Curtis John Arceneaux, American musician and artist

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print on Facebook
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