Thibaud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious French surname Thibaud 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 Thibaud was originally derived from the Old French personal name of Theobald, meaning bold or brave. [1]

Early Origins of the Thibaud family

The surname Thibaud 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. The name belonged to a chivalrous house dating back to the year 1400, located in the region of Berry. A gentleman from the King's chamber and three ladies established nobility on 26th September 1694, 11th June 1704, and 30th July 1706. Tibbos Hill was a settlement (now known as Wreck Cove) located in the Burin-Burgeo District, south west of Belleoram, Newfoundland. [2]

Alternatively, the name could have originated from Thiboutot, in the Pays de Caux,Normandy. "John de Thiboutot is mentioned by Des Bois in 1107; and others appear in the Exchequer Rolls of 1180-1195.Three De Thiboutots are found in the Assembly of Norman nobles in 1789. In England the name, which after ages was often changed to Tiptoft, first occurs in the Liber Niger. Ralph de Toboltot or Toboutot held a fief in Suffolk from De Clare in 1165." [3]

Pierre Thibaut, born in 1664, was a French soldier that travelled from Agen, Gascogne to Canada in the 17th century. On 24th November 1687 he married Catherine Baudry. Pierre died in Sault-au-Récollet, Quebec on 7th January 1740.

Pierre Thibodeau, born in 1631, travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. He married Jeanne Terriot in Port-Royal, Acadia in 1660 and together they had fourteen children, six sons and eight daughters. Their sons, Pierre, Jean, Antoine, Pierre, Michel, and Claude all married and carried on the family name of Thibodeau in Canada. Pierre was the founder of Chipody, Acadia, now known as Shepody, New Brunswick. He passed away while working at his mill, Pree-Ronde, on 26th December 1704.[4]

Hippolyte Thivierge, born in 1631, was a French merchant and tanner. He married Renée Herve in France and they eventually travelled together to Canada around the middle of the 17th century. They settled at Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans until Hippolyte's death on 11th December 1700. Renée passed away on 11th November 1702.[4]

François Thibeault, born in 1640, son of Louis and Renée (née Gauthier), travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Elisabeth-Agnes Lefebvre, daughter of Guillaume and Barbe (née Viet), at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré on 14th October 1670. They remained together in Quebec until François died on 16th November 1721. Elisabeth-Agnes passed away on 8th July 1725. [4]

Early History of the Thibaud family

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Thibaud Spelling Variations

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 Thibaud family (pre 1700)

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Thibaud Ranking

In France, the name Thibaud is the 1,053rd most popular surname with an estimated 5,099 people with that name. [5]


United States Thibaud migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thibaud Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Francois Thibaud, aged 23, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [6]
  • Luc Thibaud, aged 18, who landed in Louisiana in 1720 [6]
  • Hive Thibaud, who arrived in Connecticut in 1763 [6]

Canada Thibaud migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Thibaud Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Francois Thibaud, who landed in Quebec in 1665

Contemporary Notables of the name Thibaud (post 1700) +

  • Todd Thibaud (b. 1987), American singer-songwriter from Burlington, Vermont
  • Marcel Thibaud (1896-1985), French politician who represented the French Communist Party in the National Assembly from 1956 to 1958
  • Laure Thibaud (b. 1978), French bronze medalist synchronized swimmer at the 2004 LEN European Aquatics Championships
  • Anna Thibaud (1861-1948), French singer and stage performer in Paris, born in Saint-Aubin, Jura, France
  • Jacques Thibaud (1880-1953), French violinist from Bordeaux; he died in the crash of Air France Flight 178 when it struck Mt Cemet in the French Alps
  • Victor Thibaud, French two time silver Olympic medalist for archery during the 1900 games
  • Thibaud Gaudin (1229-1292), the French Grand Master of the Knights Templar


  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. 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. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  4. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  5. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  6. ^ 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)


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