The ancient surname of Robilliard 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.
Early Origins of the Robilliard family
The surname Robilliard was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Robilliard family
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Robilliard Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Robilliard is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Robillard, Robilard, Robillart, Robilart, Robilleau, Robileau, Robilliard, Robiliard, Robilliart, Robiliart, Robillot, Robilot, Robellot, Robelot and many more.
Early Notables of the Robilliard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robilliard family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived 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 migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Robilliard. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robilliard were
Robilliard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Robilliard, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1895
Robilliard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Robilliard, aged 21, who landed in America from Guernsey, Channel Islands, in 1911
- Theresa Robilliard, aged 65, who emigrated to the United States from Brighton, England, in 1914
- Gustave Robilliard, aged 32, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1919
Robilliard Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- William Robilliard, aged 28, who emigrated to Milestone, Sask., in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Robilliard (post 1700)
- Kylie Robilliard (b. 1988), Guernsey athlete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games