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Noble surnames, such as Berguignon, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Berguignon, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Burgoigne. 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 Berguignon family originally lived in the province of Burgoigne, known in the English speaking world as Burgundy.

Berguignon Early Origins



The surname Berguignon was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat as a noble family. They were Lords of the Manor of Nivernais from early recorded time.

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Berguignon Spelling Variations


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Berguignon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bourgoin, Bourgoine, Bourgoing, le Bourgoing, Bourgoins, Bourgoines, Borgoin, Borgoine, Borgoing, le Borgoing, Bourgogne, Bourgognes, le Bourgogne, le Bourgognes, Borgognes, Borgogne, le Borgogne, le Borgognes, Bourgagne, Bourgagnes, Bourgone, Bourgones, Borgone, Borgones, Bourgon, Bourgons, Bourgonne, Bourgonnes, Borgon, Borgone, Borgonne and many more.

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Berguignon Early History


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Berguignon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berguignon research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1441, 1370, 1682, 1712, 1585, 1662, 1693 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Berguignon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berguignon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berguignon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Guillaume Le Borgoinne, Knight; Louis, Duke of Bourgogne, grandson of Louis XIV and father of Louis XV; François Bourgoing, theologian; and Louis Bourguignon (1693-1721), born Louis Dominique...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berguignon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Bourgoain settled in Virginia in 1700; Vincent Bourgoin who married Françoise Migneron on the 6th of November, 1724.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Berguignon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berguignon 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2013 at 09:30.

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