|HEBERTs Arrive in Canada
The first HEBERT to come
to the new world was Louis HEBERT
in 1604. Louis was born about 1575 in the vicinity of Paris. He worked
as an apothecary, as did his father. Louis was the son of Nicolas HEBERT
and Jacqueline PAJOT. Nicolas was married to Jacqueline about 1564 in Paris.
Nicolas worked as an apothecary at St-Germain-des Pres in Paris. Nicolas
died around 1600, and Jacqueline passed away between 27 June 1579 and 15
July 1580 in Paris. Jacqueline's father was Simon PAJOT. he was "maitre
chandelier de suif, bourgeois de Paris, paroisse St-Gervais. His inventory
is dated before 9 Nov 1553 in Paris. Jacqueline's mother was Jeanne GUERINEAU.
Her testament is dated after 3 OCT 1572 in Paris.
Michel HEBERT dit LAVERDURE (b. 1643) came to Canada sometime before 1670. On September 1, 1670, he was married to Anne GALAIS (b. 1646) in Quebec. Michel was the son of Antoine and Jeanne LEROY, of St. Mederic de Paris. Anne was the daughter of Pierre and Marguerite LASERRE, of St. Pierre, of the Burg Genesse, of Paris.
Another HEBERT to travel
to Canada was Jean Augustin HEBERT (Jolicoeur
dit La Poussiere), a soldier and native of Caen,
Normandy, who came to Montreal in 1641. He and his wife, Adrianne du VIVIER
had three children ... Jeanne, Leger (b. 1650) , and Ignace (b. 1652).
Another HEBERT who traveled to Canada from France was Thomas HEBERT dit LAROSE, son of Thomas HEBERT and Elisabeth L'HOMME. He was from St. Omer (diocese of Bayeux) in Normandy. He married Barbe BENOIT (b. 1665) on Feb. 7, 1679 in Boucherville and they had 5 daughters (Barbe, Jeanne, Marie, Genevieve, Marie Marguerite) and one son ... Jean Baptiste (b. 10/21/1697). Barbe was the daughter of Paul and Isabelle GOBINET. Again, more information can be found in Tanguay, V. 4.
There was also a Francois HEBERT dit LECOMPTE de ROUSSY (b. 1622). He was married to Anne FAUCONNIER (b. 1621) at Mont Saint Aignan, near Rouen, France, on September 18, 1643. They came to Canada in 1654 with one son, Nicolas. Anne is buried (Nov. 30, 1676) in the church of Ange-Gardien.
Richard Hebert has a couple of more listed at his website, but I haven't had a chance to document them yet.
Most "Cajun" HEBERTs
and many Canadian HEBERTs are descended from two brothers, Antoine
and Etienne HEBERT, who left France to
settle in Acadia around 1640. Etienne produced the most descendants. He
had 10 children (including 6 sons), while Antoine only had two children
... one son and one daughter, who produced children. These two brothers
and their Acadian lineage are covered more thoroughly on the Antoine
and Etienne HEBERT page.
Robert HEBERT (or possibly HEBART) settled in Salem, Massachusetts around 1639. His children were Mary, John, Sarah, Joseph, Robert, Johanna, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Samuel. He was probably an English HEBERT. His descendants took the names HEBERT, HEBARD, and HIBBERT.
In the 1700's, some HEBERTs
began immigrating to the American colonies to escape British oppression.
When the British exiled the Acadians in the 1750's, large numbers of Acadians
were sent to the British colonies, especially America. Some places refused
to take them (i.e. Virginia), some tried to settle them (i.e. Maryland),
and others did a bit of both. Some Acadians did try to settle down in the
colonies, but many tried to return to their Acadian homeland or traveled
to find family and friends in Canada or Louisiana.
But the Acadian HEBERTs were not the first HEBERTs to show up in Louisiana. There was a Louis HEBERT, age 1720, who is listed as being in Louisiana [Louisiana Colonials: Soldiers and Vagabonds (DeVille, 1963)]. There is also a Francois HEBERT who arrived in Louisiana in 1756 [Louisiana Recruits: 1752-1758 (DeVille, 1973)]. It is not known if they stayed or returned to France. Louisiana became Spanish property a few years later ... they (as soldiers) probably returned home. It is known that at least one non-Acadian HEBERT came from France to settle in Louisiana ... and there probably were a few more.
A non-Acadian HEBERT arrived around Pointe Coupee parish in the mid 1700's. I have the information on him ... I'll post it when I can find it!
The first Acadian HEBERTs arrived in Louisiana in 1765. They came from Santo Domingo, where they had been sent. The tropical climate was literally killing them. After a handful of Acadians had made it to Louisiana early in the year, the Acadians from Santo Domingo soon followed. Over the next few years, other exiles made their way to Louisiana. In 1785, over 1500 Acadians came to Louisiana from France. On those 7 ships, there were 104 HEBERTs. For more on these HEBERT 're-arrivals' in the New World from their exile, go to HEBERTs in Louisiana.