upload image

Hebert Name Study

Privacy Level: Open (White)

Location: [unknown]
Surnames/tags: Hebert Hébert Abair
This page has been accessed 851 times.


How to Join

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

If you look at the parish register of St Jean sur Richelieu, February 24, 1829, you will see the Baptismal entry for David Hébert. Even in this certificate the accent is not consistent. image:Hebert-199.jpg

Francois Hebert 1760-1831

If you look at the Marriage record of his Grandfather, Francois, you will not see the accent on the "e". image:Hebert-201.jpg

More Images from same Hébert family

image:Hebert-200-1.jpg Image:Hebert-200.jpg

Descendants of Louis Hebert

image:Fournier-81-1.jpg image:Fournier-81.jpg image:hebert-345-1.jpg

More Information

Acadian Immigrants to Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s [1] 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

  • Login to edit this profile and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: One Name Studies WikiTree and John Hebert. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
Comments: 1

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.