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The history of the Robitaille name began during the Middle Ages in a region known as Brittany. The French name is derived from the Germanic name Robert, which is composed of the elements hrod, meaning famous, and berht, meaning bright.

Robitaille Early Origins



The surname Robitaille was first found in Brittany.

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Robitaille Spelling Variations


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Robitaille 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, Robitaille some of which are Robitaille, Robital, Robitail, Robitaile, Robitale and many more.

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Robitaille Early History


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Robitaille Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Robitaille research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1730, 1777 and 1836 are included under the topic Early Robitaille History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Robitaille Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Robitaille Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Robitaille 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



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Robitaille has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Robitaille were

Robitaille Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Robitaille, who was enumerated in the censure of the 25 of May, 1700 at Biloxi
  • Jeanne-Marguerite Robitaille, who was married to Jean Mautembaunumère in 1731

Robitaille Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernest Robitaille, who arrived in California in 1879

Robitaille Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henri Robitaille, aged 36, who emigrated to America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • Josephine Robitaille, aged 26, who landed in America from Bresse, France, in 1911
  • Julis Robitaille, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from St. Nazaire, France, in 1915
  • Edouard Robitaille, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Bellancourt, France, in 1917
  • Edouard Robitaille, aged 37, who landed in America from French Front, France, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Robitaille Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alice Robitaille, aged 25, who settled in Quebec, Canada, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Robitaille (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Robitaille (post 1700)



  • Joseph Anthony "Chick" Robitaille (1879-1947), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Louis Robitaille (b. 1982), retired Canadian ice hockey forward
  • Jean-Marc Robitaille (b. 1955), member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • J F Robitaille, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • Olivier Robitaille (1811-1896), Canadian physician and businessman
  • Louis Robitaille (b. 1957), Canadian ballet dancer
  • Lorenzo Robitaille (b. 1882), Canadian politician
  • Pat Robitaille, Canadian folk rock musician
  • Patrice Robitaille (b. 1974), Canadian actor and writer
  • Joseph Robitaille (1766-1854), Canadian miller, farmer and politician in Lower Canada
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Robitaille Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Robitaille 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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