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Where did the French Bucy family come from? What is the French Bucy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bucy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bucy family history?

The French name Bucy has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Normandy, for it was derived from when the Bucy family lived in Normandy, at Bussy-Le-Grand.

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One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Bucy include Bussy, Bussie, Bussies, le Bussy, de Bussy, Bussi, Boussy, Boussie, Boussies, Boussi, de Boussi, Bousset, Boussey, de Boussey, Boucey, de Boucey, Bousser, Bussey, Busser, Bucy, Bushee and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bucy research. Another 300 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1174, 1180, 1228, 1370, 1549, 1579, 1618, 1670, 1693, 1794, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Bucy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 40 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bucy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Bucy has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bucy were

Bucy Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Harold Finch Bucy, aged 19, who landed in America from Besiningham, in 1904

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  • Paul Bucy (1904-1992), American neuropathologist, co-eponym of Klüver-Bucy syndrome


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The Bucy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucy 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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