Robidas History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Auvergne in ancient France was the home of the first family to use the name Robidas. Robidas was a name for someone who lived in Auvergne, where the family was established in early times in a seigniory, which became a marquisate in 1565 for D'Amboise.

Early Origins of the Robidas family

The surname Robidas was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family was established in early times in a seigniory, which became a marquisate in 1565 for D'Amboise.

Early History of the Robidas family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robidas research. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1783 and 1868 are included under the topic Early Robidas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Robidas 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 Robidas include Robidou, Robidoux, Robidout, Robidan, Robidant, Robident, Robida, Robidat and many more.

Early Notables of the Robidas family (pre 1700)

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Canada Robidas migration to Canada +

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 Robidas 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 Robidas were

Robidas Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jacques Robidas, son of Gabriel and Anne, who married Louise De Guitre, daughter of Louis and Renée, in Montreal, Quebec on 14t hJanuary 1692 [1]
Robidas Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gabriel Robidas, son of Jacques and Louise, who married Madeleine Benoit, daughter of Gabriel and Marie, in Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec on 16th September 1715 [1]
  • Jean-Baptiste Robidas, son of Jacques and Louise, who married Marie-Josephte Pepin, daughter of Pierre and Louise, in Nicolet, Quebec on 22nd November 1722 [1]
  • Louis Robidas, son of Jacques and Louise, who married Françoise Pinard, daughter of Antoine and Marie, in Nicolet, Quebec on 30th September 1731 [1]
  • Joseph Robidas, son of Gabriel and Madeleine, who married Marie-Josephte Pinard, daughter of Guillaume and Marguerite, in Nicolet, Quebec on 16th November 1744 [1]
  • François Robidas, son of Gabriel and Madeleine, who married Madeleine Vanasse, daughter of François and Marie-Josephte, in Baie-du-Febvre, Quebec on 10th November 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Robidas (post 1700) +

  • Stéphane Robidas (b. 1977), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman from Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Marc Robidas, former mayor of Longueuil, Quebec


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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