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The prestigious French surname Thibeault 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 Thibeault was originally derived from the Old French personal name of Theobald meaning bold or brave.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Thibaud, Thibault, Thibaut, Thiboult, Thiboud, Thibaudeau, Thibeault, Thiboutot, Thibodeau, Tibodo, Tibbo, Tibaut and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thibeault research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1844 is included under the topic Early Thibeault History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thibeault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
The Thibeault Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thibeault 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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