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The present generation of the Boodrow family is only the most recent to bear a name that originated in that ancient area known as Languedoc. Their name comes from having lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Boodrow family


The surname Boodrow was first found in Languedoc, where the family was anciently established.

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Early History of the Boodrow family

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Early History of the Boodrow family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boodrow research.
Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1819, 1843, 1878 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Boodrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boodrow Spelling Variations

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Boodrow Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Boodrow, including Boudreau, Boudreaux, Boudrot, Boudros, Boudrault, Boudreault, Boudriaux, Boudret, Boudereau, Boudereaux, Bouderot, Bouderos, Bouderault, Boudereault, Boudreiaux, Bouderet and many more.

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Early Notables of the Boodrow family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Boodrow family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name at this time was Michel Boudrot (Boudreau, Boudreaux), born in La Rochelle France, he emigrated to the Acadia and became Judge and Lieutenant General, Lieutenant-général et...
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Migration of the Boodrow family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Boodrow family to the New World and Oceana


Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Boodrow has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Boodrow were Jean Boudreau, the son of Martin Boudreau and of Marie Foucault, of Saint-Porchaire, in Charente-Inférieure, who arrived in New France around 1667. In 1671 he settled in the village of Royal, where he married Marie-Rose Vivien in 1673. He became a widower and later married Élisabeth Pivain in Charlesbourg in 1689. Pierre Boudrot, Michel Boudrot, Amant Boudrot, Joseph Boudrot and his wife, Marie, and Remis Boudreaux all arrived in Maryland in 1763. Étienne Boudreault settled Quebec, where he was a solicitor from 1817 to 1825.

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