Bourbeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Bourbeau, evoke images of the ancient province of Bourbonnais, which was the most central of all the French Provinces. The original bearer of the name Bourbeau, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Bourbeau family originally lived in a village in Bourbonnais, where early members of this lineage settled in the foothills of the region.

Early Origins of the Bourbeau family

The surname Bourbeau was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher.

Early History of the Bourbeau family

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Bourbeau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bourbeau, Bourbe, Bourbier, Bourbault, Bourbel, Burpeaux, Burpee and many more.

Early Notables of the Bourbeau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name in this period was Louis-Olivier Bourbeau, a man of politics who lived during the nineteenth century. Born in Poitiers, he studied law and received his doctorate in 1834. He then entered the faculty of law in Poitiers in September 1840 as a supply professor, and the following year obtained the rostrum of civil procedure and criminal legislation. In 1847 he became mayor of Poitiers and was elected constitutional...
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Bourbeau Ranking

In the United States, the name Bourbeau is the 14,112nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


Canada Bourbeau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourbeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Élie Bourbeau, son of Élie and Marguerite, who married Jeanne Sauvaget, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 13th November 1656 [2]
  • Marie Bourbeau, who lived in Rageot, Quebec, in 1677
  • Eustache Bourbeau, son of Simon and Françoise, who married Marguerite Brousseau, daughter of Julien and Simone, in Beauport, Quebec on 12th October 1689 [2]
Bourbeau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Eustache Bourbeau, son of Eustache and Marguerite, who married Marie-Madeleine Rasset, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Saint-Augustin, Quebec on 16th February 1722 [2]
  • Eustache Bourbeau, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie-Josephte Lefebvre, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Charlesbourg, Qubec on 3rd February 1729 [2]
  • Jacques Bourbeau, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Marie-Louise Thibault, daughter of Louis and Marie, in Charlesbourg, Qubec on 25th June 1736 [2]
  • Jacques-François Bourbeau, son of Pierre and Thérèse, who married Marie-Charlotte Béland, daughter of Mathurin and Anne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 5th November 1739 [2]
  • Eustache Bourbeau, son of Eustache and Marie-Madeleine, who married Marie-Josephte Cotin, daughter of Charles and Thérèse-Angélique, in Saint-Augustin, Quebec on 21st October 1749 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourbeau (post 1700) +

  • Allen Harold Bourbeau (b. 1965), American former ice hockey player; he played with Team USA at the 1988 Winter Olympics
  • Louis Olivier Bourbeau (1811-1877), French lawyer and politician, Minister of Education during the Second French Empire
  • André Bourbeau CQ (1936-2018), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Laporte (1981-2003)
  • Jean Bourbeau (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Désiré Olivier Bourbeau (1834-1900), French Canadian politician and merchant, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Drummond-Arthabaska (1877-1887)
  • Jean-Louis Bourbeau, Chairman and CEO of William M. Mercer Ltd., living in Toronto as of 1993


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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