Boisvenue History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Boisvenue family

The surname Boisvenue was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Bacqueville and were members of the aristocracy of that region.

The earliest of the name on record was Jean Boivan Champeaux, a senator of Normandy living in the 11th century about 1070. Of this main stem of the family Louis Boivin joined William Duke of Normandy in his invasion of England in 1066 and became Chancellor of England and Bishop of Ely. The main stem branched to Bonnetot in Normandy and to Martinière. This latter branch survived the revolution and became Barons of the Empire in 1810. They also branched to Brittany. Meanwhile, an important branch moved to the Franche-Comté. Most other branches lost their estates during the revolution of 1789. The family received letters confirming their nobility in 1826. [1]

Early History of the Boisvenue family

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Boisvenue Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boivin, Boivan, Boiveau, Boisyvon, Boisvert, Boivent, Boisvert, Boivigne and many more.

Early Notables of the Boisvenue family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Boisvenue family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Boivan settled in Quebec from Normandy in 1664; Alain Boivan settled in Quebec in 1747 from Brittany; Louis Boivan settled in Quebec from Champagne in 1745..



  1. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.


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