The prestigious French surname Thebault is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths
, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The surname Thebault was originally derived from the Old French personal name
of Theobald meaning bold or brave.
Early Origins of the Thebault family
The surname Thebault was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat
and functioned as officers of the mounted constabulary (Maréchaussés) of Bourgogne and Bresse.
Early History of the Thebault family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thebault research.Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1844 is included under the topic Early Thebault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thebault Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut, Thiboult, Thiboud, Thibaudeau, Thibeault, Thiboutot, Thibodeau, Tibodo, Tibbo, Tibaut and many more.
Early Notables of the Thebault family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thebault family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Thebault Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Louis Thebault, who landed in New York in 1823 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Thebault (post 1700)
- Jacques Thébault (1924-2015), French actor and voice actor