Bolduc History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Noble surnames, such as Bolduc, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bolduc, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful Ile de France region. 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 Bolduc family originally derived its surname from the name of the place in Ile-de-France, where the ancestors of this family possessed properties and manors.

Early Origins of the Bolduc family

The surname Bolduc was first found in Ile-de-France, where the ancestors of this family possessed properties and manors.

The family can be traced back to Louis Bolduc, born in 1648, who was originally established in the city of Paris in the 14th century. Louis travelled to Quebec in 1676 and married Elisabeth Hubert on 20th August 1668. Louis worked as an adjutant for M. de Lotbiniere and eventually became a public prosecutor for the King. [1]

Jacques Bolduc was a theologian and preacher. He was born in Paris around 1580, and died in the same city in the middle of the 16th century. Throughout the centuries, the family grew, developed and became more and more powerful. Unfortunately, several properties and titles were lost during the French Revolution in 1789.

Important Dates for the Bolduc family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolduc research. More information is included under the topic Early Bolduc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bolduc Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bolduc, Bollduc, Le Bolduc, Lebolduc, Bolduque, Bollduque, Le Bollduc and many more.

Early Notables of the Bolduc family (pre 1700)

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Bolduc migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bolduc Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Bolduc, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]

Bolduc migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • François Bolduc, son of Louis and Agnès, married Françoise Filion, daughter of Jean and Françoise, in Saint-Joachim, Quebec on 22nd February 1751 [3]
  • Jacques Bolduc, son of Louis and Marguerite, married Marie-Élisabeth Denis, daughter of Joseph and Marie-Jeanne, in Saint-Michel, Quebec on 19th October 1761 [3]
  • Jacques Bolduc, son of Louis and Élisabeth, married Marie-Anne Racine, daughter of Noel and Marguerite, in Sainte-Anne, Quebec on 7th November 1701 [3]
  • Jacques Bolduc, son of Pierre and Charlotte, married Marie-Anne Valade, daughter of Louis and Agnès, in Saint-Joachim, Quebec on 20th January 1766 [3]
  • Jean Bolduc, son of Jean-Germain and Marie-Anne, married Marie Alaire, daughter of Louis and Angélique, in Saint-Joachim, Quebec on 12th February 1753 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bolduc Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Louis Bolduc married Elizabeth, daughter of Claude Hubert and Isabelle Fontaine, of Saint-Gervais, Quebec in 1668
Bolduc Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • M. Bolduc, who was established in Saint-Jacques d'Embrun, in the county of Russel, Ontario

Contemporary Notables of the name Bolduc (post 1700)

  • Daniel George 'Dan" Bolduc (b. 1953), American retired professional ice hockey player who played from 1975 to 1985, he represented the United States in the 1976 Canada Cup and 1979 Ice Hockey World Championship
  • J P Bolduc (b. 1931), American business executive, senior Vice-President of W.R. Grace and Co.(1983-1986), Chief Financial Officer and Vice-Chairman (1986-1990)
  • Vincent Bolduc (b. 1978), Canadian actor, known for Les intrépides (1993), Tirelire Combines & Cie (1992) and Les débrouillards (1989)
  • Nicolas Bolduc (b. 1973), Canadian two-time Genie Award and two-time Canadian Society of Cinematographers Award winning cinematographer, known for his work on Enemy (2013), Rebelle (2012) and Next Floor (2008)
  • André Bolduc (b. 1971), former Canadian football slotback and currently an assistant coach with the Montreal Alouettes
  • Kim Bolduc, head of the United Nations mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
  • Michel Bolduc (b. 1961), retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played 10 NHL games for the Quebec Nordiques
  • Alexandre Bolduc (b. 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey centre
  • Mary Rose-Anna Bolduc (1894-1941), née Travers, a French Canadian singer and musician, known as the Queen of Canadian Folksingers
  • Yves Bolduc (b. 1957), Canadian physician and politician, member of the National Assembly of Quebec of the Quebec City riding of Jean-Talon (2008-2015)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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