A French family in the ancient region of Auvergne was the first to use the name Bordeleau. Bordeleau was a name for someone who lived at or near a farm, deriving its origin from the word borde, which is a Mediterranean French word for farm. Accordingly, the surname meant "dweller on the farm." It is a
name, meaning that the name is derived from the place where the original bearer lived and held land.
The surname Bordeleau was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bordeleau research.Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1413, 1561, 1570, 1653, 1688, 1838, 1861, and 1895 are included under the topic Early Bordeleau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bordeleau is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Bordeleau, Bourdeleau, Bourdelle, Bordelon, Bourdelon, Bourdeleau, Bourdeille, Bordeille, Bourdel, Bordel, Bourdelin, Bordelin, Bourdelles and many more.
Notable amongst the family was Cardinal Eleie de Bourdeille, who was archbishop of Tours in 1413. In 1561 André de Bourdeille was Captain of 50 soldiers. François de Bourdeille was bishop of Périgueux at this time. Laurent Bordelon, born in 1653 in Brouges, was president in the third chamber of inquiries... Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bordeleau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.