Surnames/tags: Hebert Hébert Abair
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Please contact the project leader John Hebert or post a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!
This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.
One facet of Québec ancestors that you will recognize is the vibrant usage of accents in the alphabet. One such example is the surname "Hébert", which would be the current correct spelling of the name in 21st century Québec. Indeed the name acquired its accent above the first "e" somewhere around 1800. By 1825 the usage was commonplace. It was common for our agricultural ancestors to be illiterate, thus the parish priest often made his own interpretations of spelling and name usage.
David Hébert 1829-1906
Francois Hebert 1760-1831
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Descendants of Louis Hebert
Acadian Immigrants to Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s  If anyone has more information and history, please feel free to add to this page.
IMHO- After British rule became certain, the French inhabitants used their language as a form of resistance. When the colonies still had reasonable ties to the French Monarchy, the usage of accents was far less common. hebert-189
There is the additional name of Hubert with which Hébert/Hebert gets confused with repeatedly on records. As far as the use or non-use of the accent on Hébert, the accents in French were first introduced when the printing press was created. It took a long time for the usage to spread and to be applied standardly, from one record to another depending on who was writing it could be used or not, speaking of the same person. Liard-1