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

Thibodeaux Early Origins



The surname Thibodeaux 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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Thibodeaux Spelling Variations


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Thibodeaux 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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Thibodeaux Early History


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Thibodeaux Early History



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

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Thibodeaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thibodeaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thibodeaux 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 were:

Thibodeaux Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elise Thibodeaux, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Chicago, Ill., in 1923
  • Page Thibodeaux, aged 20, who emigrated to Chicago, Ill., in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Thibodeaux (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Thibodeaux (post 1700)



  • John Thibodeaux, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008
  • Henry Schuyler Thibodeaux (1769-1827), American politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate, 1812-24; Governor of Louisiana, 1824
  • Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux (1812-1866), American politician, Representative from Louisiana 2nd District, 1845-49
  • Keith Trevis Thibodeaux (b. 1974), former American football cornerback
  • Antoine "Tony" Thibodeaux (1938-2010), prominent American Cajun fiddler
  • Bannon Goforth Thibodeaux (1812-1866), member of the U. S. House of Representatives
  • Kathy Thibodeaux, American co-founder and Artistic Director of Ballet Magnificat!
  • Rufus Thibodeaux (1934-2005), American Cajun music fiddler
  • Keith Thibodeaux (b. 1950), former American child actor and musician

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Thibodeaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thibodeaux 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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