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The ancient surname of Robillard is from the Normandy region of France. This surname came from the Germanic given name Robert. This name is composed of the elements hrod, meaning glory, and berht, meaning illustrious or brilliant.

Robillard Early Origins



The surname Robillard was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

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Robillard Spelling Variations


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Robillard 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 Robillard include Robillard, Robilard, Robillart, Robilart, Robilleau, Robileau, Robilliard, Robiliard, Robilliart, Robiliart, Robillot, Robilot, Robellot, Robelot and many more.

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Robillard Early History


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Robillard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robillard research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1789, 1675 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Robillard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robillard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robillard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Robillard 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



French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Robillard surname were

Robillard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. Robillard, aged 42, originally from Paris, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "La Bretagne" from Havre, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF4M-W4Q : 6 December 2014), A. Robillard, 08 Oct 1905; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bretagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Celina Robillard, aged 25, originally from Bully Grenay, France, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "La Touraine" from Havre, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-W29 : 6 December 2014), Celina Robillard, 28 Mar 1919; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Paule Robillard, aged 19, originally from France, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WH-244 : 6 December 2014), Paule Robillard, 19 Nov 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marie Robillard, aged 51, originally from Prest, France, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZY-TT1 : 6 December 2014), Marie Robillard, 20 Jun 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Leon Robillard, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lafayette" from Le Havre, France [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FB-3Z3 : 6 December 2014), Leon Robillard, 10 Jan 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Lafayette, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Robillard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Claude Robillard who emigrated from Brittany to Quebec in 1664

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robillard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robillard (post 1700)



  • Michael Jihn 'Duke" Robillard (b. 1948), American blues guitarist and singer, co-founder of the band Roomful of Blues
  • Harrison H. Robillard, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1932, 1936
  • Charles Harry Robillard, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1935
  • Gene Robillard (1929-2007), Canadian CFL football quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes (1952) and the BC Lions (1954)
  • Lucienne Robillard (b. 1945), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Westmount-Ville-Marie (1997-2008)
  • Honoré Robillard (1835-1914), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Russell from 1883 to 1886, brother of Alexander Robillard
  • Alexander Robillard (1843-1907), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Russell from 1886 to 1898
  • Melanie Robillard (b. 1982), Canadian curler, winner of the gold medal at the 2008 European Mixed Curling Championship

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF4M-W4Q : 6 December 2014), A. Robillard, 08 Oct 1905; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Bretagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QB-W29 : 6 December 2014), Celina Robillard, 28 Mar 1919; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name La Touraine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6WH-244 : 6 December 2014), Paule Robillard, 19 Nov 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZY-TT1 : 6 December 2014), Marie Robillard, 20 Jun 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FB-3Z3 : 6 December 2014), Leon Robillard, 10 Jan 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Lafayette, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  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 Robillard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robillard 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.

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