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The Borbon name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Borbon was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany.
The surname Borbon was first found in Brittany, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Borbon is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourdon, Bourdin, Bourdine, Bourdonneau and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Borbon research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1420, 1423, 1535, 1700, 1616, 1671, 1616, 1671, 1601, 1668, 1597, 1700, 1642 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Borbon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 221 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Borbon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, 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 Borbon 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 Borbon were Jacques Bourdin, who settled in Quebec in 1665; Jacques Bourdon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1755; Michael Bourdine, who arrived in New York in 1801; Jean Bourdin, who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1822.
The Borbon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Borbon 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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