Hello I am replying to your request for information on Robert berube/berude (d/b) 1688.
A Robert Berude married a catherine pognot early 1620's also it appears and the name either went from berude to berube or visa versa which has been the question for years. Easily found on Google.
I have had a family crest for years which reflects German heritage though carries a French motto La Liberte from memory which i can send a copy.
Much of our family derived from 7 brothers finally in the 1890's some as engineers on the Panama canal - i have records to a pocket shipping line out of Tahiti to Robert George Berude that came to Australia.
Awaiting your reply and any information is greatly appreciated
Robert Alexander Berude
I live between Malaysia and Australia due to my businesses
Australia +61 400 278 958
Malaysia +60 12 632 5401