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Where did the French Boileau family come from? What is the French Boileau family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boileau family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boileau family history?The noble surname Boileau originated in the region of Maine, in France. Boileau is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. Topographic names were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between individuals and their homelands, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, people who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original villages, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Boileau, Boilo, Boilaux, Boilau, Boileaux, Boilot, Boilleau, Boillo, Boillaux, Boillau, Boilleaux, Boillot, Boilolt, Boileault, Boilault, Boilout, Boillout, Boilleault and many more.
First found in Maine, a province in France, where they held a family seat at Etienne about the year 1150.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boileau research. Another 359 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1700, 1631 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Boileau History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boileau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boileau Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Boileau Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: De tout mon coeur
Motto Translation: Of all my heart.
The Boileau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boileau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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