Annebault

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Annebault
The town hall in Annebault
The town hall in Annebault
Location of Annebault
Annebault is located in France
Annebault
Annebault
Annebault is located in Normandy
Annebault
Annebault
Coordinates: 49°15′11″N 0°03′36″E / 49.2531°N 0.06°E / 49.2531; 0.06Coordinates: 49°15′11″N 0°03′36″E / 49.2531°N 0.06°E / 49.2531; 0.06
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementLisieux
CantonCabourg
IntercommunalityTerre d'Auge
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Chantal Leneveu
Area
1
5.54 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
438
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14016 /14430
Elevation60–153 m (197–502 ft)
(avg. 141 m or 463 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Annebault is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Its current population is 430 people.

Geography[edit]

Annebault is located in the pays d'Auge, 17 kilometers from Lisieux.

Toponymy[edit]

The village Annebault was first mentioned as Olnebac in the beginning of the 12th century, and as Ounebaus in 1195.

Several different theories have been proposed to explain the origins of this name. French linguist René Lepelley has proposed that the name commes from the Old Norrois "almr balkr", or "splitting of the elm".[2] On the other hand, Ernest Nègre, toponymist and specialist in Occitan, has offered that it is derived from the Germanic personal name Allinus followed by the Old Norse bekkr.[3] Yet another theory, courtesy of Albert Dauzat and Charles Rostaing, holds that Annebault derives from the Germanic personal name Hanno followed by Germanic bald, or bold.[4] Ultimately, despite this plethora of suggestions, the origins of "Annebault" remain obscure.

History[edit]

The vestiges of a feudal moat, possibly dating to the tenth century, can be found to the south of the town, in the nearby forest.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
2004388—    
2006400+3.1%
2007407+1.8%
2008414+1.7%
2009421+1.7%
2010415−1.4%
2011410−1.2%
2012415+1.2%
2013420+1.2%
2014425+1.2%
2015429+0.9%
2016430+0.2%

Personalities[edit]

Claude d'Annebault (circa 1495-1552) was a French military man who became an admiral and was named Admiral of France in 1544.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de communes de Normandie, Charles Corlet éditions, PUC 1994. p. 49.
  3. ^ Toponymie générale de la France, Librairie Droz, p. 1012.
  4. ^ Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de lieux en France, Librairie Guénégaud 1979. p. 20