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."
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bordeaux research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Bordeaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
^ 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)
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