A lighter Blog piece

Today I am offering a lighter blog article. I will talk briefly about the Robineau’s that have achieved a small or large amount of notoriety or fame. 

Most of the information in this blog comes from a database of periodicals, journals and newspapers information dating back to 1700. Some of the information was gathered from the “Dictionary of Canadian Biography” at: http://www.biographi.ca/en/results.php/?ft=robineau

No genealogical research has been done to show that Michel Robineau dit Desmoulins was related to any of these people.

                       Name Approximate Date Accomplishments
Pierre Robineau de Becancour Early 1600’s Secretary to King’s Privy Council, Receivor in Paris, other honours.  Apparently, on “short list” to be governor of Nouvelle France.

Part of Nouvelle France “Nobility”

Rene Robineau de Becacour 1650 – 1720 “Chief Road Officer” for Canada.

Part of Nouvelle France “Nobility”.

Son of Pierre.

Joseph Robineau de Villebon 1660 – 1700 Governor of Acadia.

Part of Nouvelle France “Nobility”.

Son of Rene.

Pierre Robineau de Portneuf 1708 – 1761 Established Fort Rouille which became Toronto.

Part of Nouvelle France “Nobility”.

Son of Rene.

Marie Robineau 1640 -1700 Fille du Roi, arrived in 1668
Marguerite Robineau 1640 – 1700 Fille du Roi, arrived in 1668
Michel Robineau dit Desmoulins 1683 – 1738 The first ancestor for my/our Robineau line from France.

Arrived around 1700.

Andre Jean-Baptiste Robineau-Desvoidy 1799 – 1857 French physician and entomologist specialising in the study of Diptera (flies) and to some extent of the Coleoptera (beetles).

Appears to have been quite famous




William N. Robineau


John Robineau


John Robineau


Peter Robineau

1861`-1865 Participated in the American Civil War per Ancestry.com (Union).


15th Regiment, Veteran Reserve


22nd Regiment regular army


12th Regiment Regular army


5th Regiment, Michigan Infantry




William F. Robineau

1861-1865 Participated in the American Civil War per Ancestry.com. (Confederate)


Company B, Virginia 52nd Militia Infantry Regiment.

Adelaide Alsop Robineau 1865 – 1935 Adelaide was an American china painter and potter who is considered one of the top ceramists of her era.

Married Samuel E. Robineau from France.

Georges Robineau 1920- 1926 Governor of the Bank of France from 1920 to 1926.
Paul Robineau 1928 Rower in 1928 Summer Olympics (France)
Maurice “Bud” Robineau 1901 – 1966 Founder of the Frontier Refining Company.  He was born in Onondega, New York in 1901 and died in 1966 in Denver Colorado.

He is the son of Adelaide Alsop Robineau.

Andre Simon Robineau 1950 Former French Consulate Secretary in Poland, pleaded guilty to charges of espionage against Poland in 1950.  Robineau’s plea could have resulted in a death sentence but he received a twelve year prison sentence.  
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