nickname, which was later adopted as a surname. Bombardiez 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.
Early Origins of the Bombardiez family
Early History of the Bombardiez family
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Bombardiez Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bombardier, Bombardiet, Bombardière, Bombardié, Bombarde, Bombard, Bombart, Bomardier and many more.
Early Notables of the Bombardiez family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bombardiez family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: André Bombardier, born in 1679, the son of Jean and of Marie-Françoise Guilin of St-Sauveau, French Flanders, who settled in Quebec, where he married Marguerite Demers in 1706 in Montreal.
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