Bourbonnais History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Bourbonnais, evoke images of the ancient province of Bourbonnais, which was the most central of all the French Provinces. The original bearer of the name Bourbonnais, 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 Bourbonnais family originally lived in a village in Allier, which is now the site of the ruined castle of Bourbon.

Early Origins of the Bourbonnais family

The surname Bourbonnais was first found in Bourbon, where the family was descended from Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (circa 1270-1342).

Early History of the Bourbonnais family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourbonnais research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1356, 1337, 1410, 1400, 1490, 1527, 1553, 1610, 1589, 1610, 1589, 1793, 1814, 1830, 1700, 1868, 1874, 1931, 1975, 1734, 1860, 1380, 1408, 1629, 1666, 1518, 1562, 1619, 1679, 1621, 1686, 1674, 1681, 1675, 1700, 1678 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Bourbonnais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bourbonnais Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bourbon, Bourbons, Bourbont, Bourbone, Bourbo, Burbon, Burbons, Burbont, Burbone, Burbo, Burbon, Bourbbon, Bourbbons, Bourbbont, Bourbbone, Bourbbo, Burbbon, Burbbons, Burbbont, Burbbone, Burbbo, de Bourbon, de la Bourbon, De Bourbon, de Bourbons, de Bourbont, de Bourbone and many more.

Early Notables of the Bourbonnais family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name in this period was Anne de Bourbon (1380-1408), daughter of John I, Count of La Marche and his wife Catherine of Vendôme, Anne was a member of the House of Bourbon; Charles Bourbon, Duke of Bourbon and of Auvergne; Armand de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1629-1666), a French nobleman; Antoine de Bourbon (1518-1562) was the Duc de Vendôme, and the father of Henry IV of France; Antoine also became king of Navarre through his marriage to Jeanne d'Albret; Anne Geneviève de...
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United States Bourbonnais migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourbonnais Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elie Bourbonnais, aged 29, who landed in America from Paris France, in 1897
Bourbonnais Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Napoleon Bourbonnais, aged 23, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Marie Bourbonnais, aged 36, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Bourbonnais (post 1700) +

  • Avila-Gonzague Bourbonnais (1859-1902), Canadian civil servant and politician who represented Soulanges in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1886 to 1892
  • Richard Ronald Bourbonnais (b. 1955), Canadian former NHL ice hockey right winger for the St. Louis Blues
  • Daniel Richard Bourbonnais (b. 1962), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey left winger for the Hartford Whalers (1981-1984)
  • Augustin Bourbonnais (1850-1923), Canadian physician and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Soulanges (1896-1908)
  • Marcel Bourbonnais (1918-1996), Canadian politician, draftsman, engineer, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Vaudreuil-Soulanges (1958-1963)
  • Claude Bourbonnais (b. 1965), Canadian former driver in the Toyota Atlantic, Indy Lights, and CART Championship Car series
  • Roger Maurice Bourbonnais (b. 1942), Canadian retired Team Canada ice hockey player, inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in 1999 on Facebook
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