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.
Early Origins of the Robichon family
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.
Early History of the Robichon family
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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.
Early Notables of the Robichon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robichon 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 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
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Jacques Robichon, French journalist