Robineau 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 Robineau family

The surname Robineau 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 Robineau family

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Robineau 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 Robineau family (pre 1700)

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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Robineau Ranking

In France, the name Robineau is the 2,985th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [4]


United States Robineau migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Robineau Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Robineau who settled in Rhode Island in 1686

Canada Robineau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Jacques Robineau, son of Joseph and Marie, who married Françoise Gendron, daughter of Jean-François and Marie, in Terrebonne, Quebec on 31st October 1757 [5]
  • Joseph Robineau, son of Louis and Marie, who married Marie Beaune, daughter of François and Geneviève, in Montreal, Quebec on 24th April 1758 [5]
  • Louis-Joseph Robineau, son of Michel and Marie-Louise, who married Marie Moreau, daughter of Daniel and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 9th September 1739 [5]
  • Louis-Joseph Robineau, son of François and Marie-Anne, who married Marie-Anne Vésina, daughter of François and Marie-Charlotte, in Sorel, Quebec on 22nd February 1773 [5]
  • Michel Robineau, son of Simon and Anne, who married Marie-Louise Baron, daughter of Léger and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 25th February 1710 [5]
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Robineau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Louis Robineau, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 31st March 1643 [6]
  • René Robineau (1645), Michel Robineau (1710), Pierre Robineau (1760) all arrived in Quebec from Isle de France
  • René Robineau, son of Pierre and Renée, who married Marie-Anne Le Neuf, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in Quebec on 21st October 1652 [5]
Robineau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • René Robineau, son of René and Marie-Anne, who married Marguerite-Philippe Daneaux, daughter of Nicolas and Marguerite, in Montreal, Quebec on 26th July 1706 [5]
  • Michel Robineau, son of Simon and Anne, who married Marie-Louise Baron, daughter of Léger and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 25th February 1710 [5]
  • Louis-Joseph Robineau, son of Michel and Marie-Louise, who married Marie Moreau, daughter of Daniel and Marie-Anne, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 9th September 1739 [5]
  • Pierre Robineau, son of René and Marguerite, who married Marie-Louise Dandonneau, daughter of Louis-Adrien and Marie-Josephte, in Montreal, Quebec on 22nd April 1748 [5]
  • Jacques Robineau, son of Joseph and Marie, who married Françoise Gendron, daughter of Jean-François and Marie, in Châteauguay, Quebec on 31st October 1757 [5]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Robineau (post 1700) +

  • Adelaïde Alsop Robineau (1865-1929), American painter, potter and ceramist, considered one of the top ceramists of her era
  • Jean-Baptiste Robineau -Desvoidy (1799-1857), French physician and entomologist who specialized in the study of Diptera (flies)
  • François Robineau (b. 1961), French photographer
  • Abbé Alexandre-Auguste Robineau (1747-1828), French violinist, composer, conductor, painter, and priest
  • Sylvie Robineau (b. 1956), New Caledonian politician who served in the Congress of New Caledonia as a member of The Rally-UMP


  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
  4. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  5. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  6. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/


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