Show ContentsRobinaud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It is believed that the name Robineau was originally derived from the Old French word "robine", which was the word that was used for the communication channel of a salted fountain or barrel pond. This leads researchers to believe that the name Robineau was perhaps originally used as a nickname for a person that built fountains. 1

The Robinette (Robinet) variant having a similar meaning, originated in De la Robinais, Ille-et-Vilaine department, in the town of Bain. 1

Early Origins of the Robinaud family

The surname Robinaud was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat in the seigneurie of Plessix where they were members of the aristocracy in that region.

This name goes back to Robert Robinault, squire and Lord of Budorais, who lived in 1478. Jean Robinault, Lord of Mollière, had his coat of arms embroidered in the Armorial of 1696 in Rennes. Louis-Jean Robinault, abbot of Plessix and an official of the bishop of Saint-Malo, died in 1711.

This family maintained its nobility of ancient extraction on 9th November 1668. 2

René Robineau, born in 1629, son of Pierre and Renée (née Maureau), settled in Canada in the 17th century. After his arrival in New France, René married Marie-Anne LeNeuf, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite (née Le Gardeur), in Quebec on 12th December 1699. 3

Early History of the Robinaud family

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Robinaud Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Robineu, Robinot, Robino, Robinet, Robinette, Robineault, Robineau, Robinault, Robinaud, Robinaut and many more.

Early Notables of the Robinaud family

Notable amongst this name at this time was Joseph Robineau (or Robinau) de Villebon (1655-1700), Quebec-born, French educated Governor of Acadia. He built the capital at Fort Nashwaak and was able to maintain the New England-Acadia...
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Migration of the Robinaud family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Robineau who settled in Rhode Island in 1686; René Robineau (1645), Michel Robineau (1710), Pierre Robineau (1760) all arrived in Quebec from Ile de France..

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print on Facebook