The prestigious French surname Thibedeau 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 Thibedeau was originally derived from the Old French personal name
of Theobald meaning bold or brave.
Early Origins of the Thibedeau family
The surname Thibedeau 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 Thibedeau family
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Thibedeau 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 Thibedeau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thibedeau 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.