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The name Bombard was originally a nickname, which was later adopted as a surname. Bombard is derived from the Old French words "bon," which means "good," and "par," which means "equal fellow." Thus, it was a nickname for a good friend or companion. Originally, the French people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in France is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames; these usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name.

Bombard Early Origins



The surname Bombard was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where a family of this name has been found since early times. The family were well established in the region of Dijonnais and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

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Bombard Spelling Variations


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Bombard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bombardier, Bombardiet, Bombardière, Bombardié, Bombarde, Bombard, Bombart, Bomardier and many more.

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Bombard Early History


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Bombard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bombard research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1777 and 1762 are included under the topic Early Bombard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bombard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bombard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bombard 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 were:

Bombard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henriette Bombard, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1914
  • Etienne Bombard, aged 36, who landed in America from Grenoble, France, in 1919
  • Herbert Bombard, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1921
  • PinCharles Bombard, aged 9, who landed in America from Warsaw, Poland, in 1921
  • Tobe Les Bombard, aged 14, who emigrated to Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bombard Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Roy H. Bombard, aged 30, who settled in Ottawa, Canada, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bombard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bombard (post 1700)



  • Alain Louis Bombard (b. 1924), French biologist and physician, best known for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat in 1952

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Bombard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bombard 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 19 September 2013 at 14:03.

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