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Bouch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Bouch is a name that evolved during the medieval era in the French region of Champagne. It was a name for a person who worked as a butcher. Originally the name Bouch was derived from the Old French word bochier, which means butcher.

Early Origins of the Bouch family


The surname Bouch was first found in the town of Chaumont in the department of Haute-Marne in the north-east of France. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.

Many of the Acadians that settled in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick starting in 1604 were originally from Poitou. In 1755 when the Acadians were deported by the British some of them settled in Quebec, but in 1785 the majority of them were deported to Louisiana where they became known as Cajuns. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.

The name is sometimes seen as Leboucher in the north-west parts of France. Other variations of the name also depend on the region of France where the name is found. Some other variations of the name include, Bouchier, Bouchez (north), Bouchey (east), and Bouquier (south). [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.


Early History of the Bouch family


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Bouch Spelling Variations


Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Bouch some of which are Boucher, Bouche, Bouchez, Bouchais, Bouchay, le Boucher, de Boucher and many more.

Early Notables of the Bouch family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Jean Boucher, Rector of the University and Vicar of St-Benoît, French naturalist; and Pierre Boucher de Boucherville (1622-1717) who went to Canada from France in 1635 with his father; at the age of 18, he entered the services of the Jesuits and spent...
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Migration of the Bouch family to the New World and Oceana


French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Bouch surname were

Bouch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rob Bouch, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Bouch, who arrived in Maryland in 1660-1661 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Bouch, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Bouch, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Bouch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Bouch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Bouch Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Bouch U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 221 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bouch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Bouch, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1838 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Africaine.gif
  • Catherine Bouch, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Africaine" in 1838 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Africaine.gif
  • Joseph Bouch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouch (post 1700)


  • Herbert Bouch (1868-1929), English cricketer
  • A. Bouch, New Zealand cricketer during the 19th century
  • William Bouch (1813-1876), Locomotive designer, famous for the locomotives he designed for the Stockton & Darlington Railway
  • Sir Thomas Bouch (1822-1880), English railway engineer

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Citations


  1. ^ Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. ^ Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. ^ Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) AFRICAINE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Africaine.gif
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DavidMalcolm.htm

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