Show ContentsBordeaux History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The noble French surname Bordeaux is local in origin, being one of those names derived from the place where a man once lived or where he once held land. The surname Bordeaux may be derived from the French word "borde" which means "small farm." Thus, the bearers of the name Bordeaux were those who "hailed from Bordeaux."

Early Origins of the Bordeaux family

The surname Bordeaux was first found in the northern region of Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was influential, and held many estates and lands. As well as being well established in Normandy, bearers of the name were also present in the early Middle Ages in the province of Guyenne in the city of Bordeaux, from which the family likely derived their surname.

Early History of the Bordeaux family

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Bordeaux Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bordeau, La Bordeaux, Bordeaux and others.

Early Notables of the Bordeaux family (pre 1700)

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Bordeaux Ranking

In the United States, the name Bordeaux is the 9,599th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Bordeaux is ranked the 6,374th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Bordeaux migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bordeaux Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Bordeaux, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bordeaux (post 1700) +

  • Henri Bordeaux (1870-1963), French writer and lawyer, elected to the Académie française on May 22, 1919
  • Léon Adolphe Bordeaux (1878-1944), French administrator
  • François Xavier Bordeaux (b. 1947), French politician, member of the French parliament

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  3. 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) on Facebook