Boissiere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Boisseau, which comes from the name Boissard, was originally a name given to a person that worked as a merchant and it was also used as a nickname for "un homme trapu", or in English, a "stocky man". [1]

Early Origins of the Boissiere family

The surname Boissiere was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat at the village of Beauce in the arrondisement of Blois. One source claims that the name Boisseau was seen with a noble family from Saintonge, a former French province on the central-west coast of France, that settled on the French owned Caribbean island of Martinique and maintained nobility in 1698. [2]

Important Dates for the Boissiere family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boissiere research. Another 61 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1479, 1523, 1694, 1758 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Boissiere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boissiere Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boisseau, Boissel, Boissard, Boisselet, Boisselat, Boissenet, Boissonneau and many more.

Early Notables of the Boissiere family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boissiere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Boissiere family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claude Boisseau who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Jean Boisseau and his wife Marie Postel settled in Carolina in 1695; Pierre Boisseau settled in New York state in 1711.

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Citations

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  2. ^ 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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