The prestigious French surname Theberge 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 Theberge was originally derived from the Old French personal name
of Theobald meaning bold or brave.
Early Origins of the Theberge family
The surname Theberge 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 Theberge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Theberge research.Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1844 is included under the topic Early Theberge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Theberge 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 Theberge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Theberge family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Theberge (post 1700)
- James Daniel Theberge (b. 1930), American diplomat, United States Ambassador to Nicaragua (1975-1977) and Chile (1982-1985)
- James Daniel Theberge (1930-1988), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1975-77; Chile, 1982-85 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Gérard Théberge (1930-2000), Canadian bronze medalist ice hockey player at the 1956 Winter Olympics
- Carole Théberge (b. 1953), Canadian politician who represented Lévis in the Quebec National Assembly from 2003 to 2007
- Greg Ray Theberge (b. 1959), retired Canadian NHL ice hockey player for the Washington Capitals (1979-1984)