The ancient surname of Robillot 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 Robillot family
The surname Robillot was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Early History of the Robillot family
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Robillot 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, Robillot some of which are Robillard, Robilard, Robillart, Robilart, Robilleau, Robileau, Robilliard, Robiliard, Robilliart, Robiliart, Robillot, Robilot, Robellot, Robelot and many more.
Early Notables of the Robillot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Robillot 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. 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 Robillot 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 Robillot were Claude Robillard who migrated from Brittany
to Quebec in 1664.