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The surname Boisvert was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the seigneurie of Bacqueville and were members of the aristocracy of that region.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boivin, Boivan, Boiveau, Boisyvon, Boisvert, Boivent, Boisvert, Boivigne and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boisvert research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1070, 1066, 1810, 1789, 1649 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Boisvert History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pierre Boivan settled in Quebec from Normandy in 1664; Alain Boivan settled in Quebec in 1747 from Brittany; Louis Boivan settled in Quebec from Champagne in 1745..

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  • Alexandre Boisvert (b. 1977), American actor
  • Gilles Boisvert (b. 1940), Canadian artist and sculptor
  • Gilles Boisvert (b. 1933), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Maurice Boisvert (b. 1897), Canadian politician and lawyer
  • Fabien Boisvert (1839-1897), Canadian politician, land surveyor and farmer
  • Serge Boisvert (b. 1959), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Michael Boisvert (b. 1973), Canadian actor and choreographer
  • Laurier J. Boisvert, former President of the Canadian Space Agency
  • Frédérik Boisvert, Canadian political adviser


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  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. 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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The Boisvert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boisvert 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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