The history of the Bordage family goes back to the Medieval landscape of southern France, to a region known as Languedoc
. It is derived from the family living in Languedoc.
Early Origins of the Bordage family
The surname Bordage was first found in Languedoc.
Early History of the Bordage family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bordage research.Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1413, 1516, 1521, 1526, 1543, 1561, 1750, 1762, 1770, 1824, 1848, 1852, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Bordage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bordage Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Bordage, some of which include Bourdage, Bordage, Bourdages, Bourda, Bourdac, Bourdan, Bourdon, Bourdet, Bourdier, Bourderie, Bourdillot, Bourdillon, Bourdeille, Bourdeau, Bourdeaux, Bourdelle, Bourdette, Bourdarias, Bourdeu, Bourdales and many more.
Early Notables of the Bordage family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Gilbert Bourdeaux, a priest in 1750. Pierre-Alpinien-Bertrand Bourdeau was a man of politics who, born in 1770 in Haute-Vienne (Rochechouart), became a lawyer and took part in the first revolutionary movements. Mayor of Lomoges under the Empire, he was elected deputy and... Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bordage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bordage family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, 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. By the same year 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 Bordage 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 Bordage were Andre Bourdeau, who married in 1765 in St. Philippe, Quebec; Marie Charlotte Bourdage married in 1774; Antoinette Bourdages married in 1792; Zephirin Bourdages was a sailor in 1871 who lived in Bonaventure, Quebec..