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The prestigious French surname Thebeau 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 Thebeau was originally derived from the Old French personal name of Theobald meaning bold or brave.

Thebeau Early Origins



The surname Thebeau 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.

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Thebeau Spelling Variations


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Thebeau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut, Thiboult, Thiboud, Thibaudeau, Thibeault, Thiboutot, Thibodeau, Tibodo, Tibbo, Tibaut and many more.

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Thebeau Early History


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Thebeau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thebeau research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1844 is included under the topic Early Thebeau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thebeau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thebeau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thebeau 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hippolyte Thivierge, who with his new wife Renée Hervé arrived in New France in 1659, a monument can be seen in Sainte-Famille, Quebec commemorating their arrival.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thebeau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thebeau (post 1700)



  • L. Eugene Thebeau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1936 (alternate), 1940
  • Harry Thebeau, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1944 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1964
  • Michel Thébeau, Canadian political candidate for Edmundston-Saint Basile in the 2010 New Brunswick general election
  • Elzée Thebeau, Canadian political candidate for the 1982 New Brunswick general election

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Thebeau Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Thebeau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thebeau 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 June 2016 at 07:40.

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