Borgon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Noble surnames, such as Borgon, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Borgon, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgogne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Borgon family originally lived in the province of Bourgogne, known in the English speaking world as Burgundy.
Early Origins of the Borgon family
The surname Borgon was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat as a noble family. They were Lords of the Manor of Nivernais from early recorded time.
The family grew and prospered, and by 1370 two main branches formed, the Counts and Barons of Bourgogne and the Marquis of Faulain.
Two of the more notable descendants of the family were: Louis, Duke of Bourgogne, 1682-1712, who was the grandson of Louis XIV and father of Louis XV and whose instructor was François Fénélou de Salignac, philosopher and Man of Letters; and François Bourgoing, 1585-1662, who was a French theologian and one of the founders of the Order of the Oratory.
Early History of the Borgon family
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Borgon Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bourgoin, Bourgoine, Bourgoing, le Bourgoing, Bourgoins, Bourgoines, Borgoin, Borgoine, Borgoing, le Borgoing, Bourgogne, Bourgognes, le Bourgogne, le Bourgognes, Borgognes, Borgogne, le Borgogne, le Borgognes, Bourgagne, Bourgagnes, Bourgone, Bourgones, Borgone, Borgones, Bourgon, Bourgons, Bourgonne, Bourgonnes, Borgon, Borgone, Borgonne and many more.
Early Notables of the Borgon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Guillaume Le Borgoinne, Knight; Louis, Duke of Bourgogne, grandson of Louis XIV and father of Louis XV; François Bourgoing, theologian; and Louis Bourguignon (1693-1721), born Louis Dominique Garthausen, also known as Cartouche was a highwayman reported to steal from the rich and give to the poor; he was broken on the wheel (publicly tortured to death on a Catherine wheel.)
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Migration of the Borgon family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Bourgoain settled in Virginia in 1700; Vincent Bourgoin who married Françoise Migneron on the 6th of November, 1724.