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

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.


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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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Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boisvert Notables 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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  2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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  5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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