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The Bosquier surname comes form a form of the Old French word "bois," meaning "the woods;" it was most likely originally a name for someone living or working in a wooded area.

Bosquier Early Origins



The surname Bosquier was first found in Brittany and Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where several notable families of this name have long been established. Among them were a du Boscq family of Normandy. Bousquet was generally a Southern variant of this same name. A Guillaume du Bosc was one of the companions of William the Conqueror in 1066. A Nicolas Bosc was the Bishop of Bayeux in 1397, and Chancelor of France in 1397.

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Bosquier Spelling Variations


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Bosquier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bosc, Bosq, Desbosq, Dubosc, Duboscq, Bousquet and many more.

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Bosquier Early History


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Bosquier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosquier research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1408, 1392, 1418, 1419 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Bosquier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bosquier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosquier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Nicolas du Bosc, (du Bois) (d. 1408), French politician, advisor to kings Charles V and Charles VI of France, ne of the marmousets appointed by his detractors who took the governing of France from November 1392...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bosquier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Bousquet, who arrived in Canada in 1642; (perhaps the same) Jean Bousquet, son of Jean Bousquet et Isabelle Hilairet, who married Catherine Fourrier in Montreal in 1672.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Bosquier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bosquier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 July 2013 at 10:14.

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