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The history of the Robichon 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.

Robichon Early Origins



The surname Robichon 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.

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Robichon Spelling Variations


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Robichon 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, Robichon some of which are Robichon, Robichau, Robichaud, Robichauld, Robichault, Robicheau, Robichou, Robichoud and many more.

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Robichon Early History


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Robichon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robichon research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1751 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Robichon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robichon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robichon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Robichon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Quebe c. 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 Robichon were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robichon were

Robichon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Robichon who settled in Louisiana in 1757

Robichon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean-Nicolas Robichon, who married Denise Chapur in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in 1741

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robichon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robichon (post 1700)



  • Hector A. Robichon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Suffolk County 2nd District, 1922
  • Jacques Robichon, French journalist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Robichon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robichon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 14:27.

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