× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The name Bouchard was formed many centuries ago in France during the Dark Ages. It was a Norman name typically given to a the Norman given name Bucchard.

Bouchard Early Origins



The surname Bouchard was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Close

Bouchard Spelling Variations


Expand

Bouchard Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Bouchard, some of which include Bouchard, Bouchar, Boucharde, Bouchart, Boucharte, Bouchare, Bouchars, Boucharre, Buchard, Buchar, Bucharde, Buchart, Bucharte, Buchare, Buchars, Boucchard, Boucchar, Bouccharde, Boucchart, Bouccharte, Boucchare, Boucchars, Boucharse, Boucherd, Boucherde, Boucherte and many more.

Close

Bouchard Early History


Expand

Bouchard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouchard research. Another 449 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1301, 1500, 1622, 1676 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Bouchard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Bouchard Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Bouchard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouchard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Bouchard has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bouchard were

Bouchard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Bouchard, who landed in Louisiana in 1718-1724
  • Mrs. Bouchard settled in Louisiana in 1721

Bouchard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • François Bouchard, son of Bernard and Félicité Tremblé, married Julie Audet-Lapointe, daughter of François and Magdelène Tremblé, at the parish of Saint-Jean in 1825
  • Mr. Bouchard, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Gustav Bouchard, aged 37, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1850

Bouchard Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Gabriel Bouchard, who landed in Canada in 1642
  • Etienne Bouchard, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Michel Bouchard, aged 21, arrived in Canada in 1657
  • Nicolas Bouchard, aged 22, landed in Canada in 1657
  • Michel Bouchard, son of Clément and Louise Boilardon, of Antillé-Le-Marois, France, married Marie Trottine, daughter of Jean and Madeleine Blanchard, of Bournevault, Poitou, France in 1662
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bouchard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michel Bouchard from Antille-le-Marois, France, settled in Québec in 1700

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouchard (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouchard (post 1700)



  • Ken Bouchard (b. 1955), American former NASCAR driver, the 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year
  • Ron Bouchard (1948-2015), American NASCAR driver, the 1981 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year, brother of Ken Bouchard
  • Velma Bouchard, American Democrat politician, Chair of Luce County Democratic Party, 2003
  • Robert A. Bouchard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988
  • Michael J. Bouchard (b. 1956), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 65th District, 1991; Defeated in primary, 1984, 1988; Member of Michigan State Senate, 1991-99
  • John D. Bouchard, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1988
  • Charles J. Bouchard, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1963-64
  • Arthur A. Bouchard, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Berlin 4th Ward, 1948; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Berlin 4th Ward, 1956
  • Pierre-François Bouchard (1772-1832), French sea captain, best known for discovering the Rosetta Stone in the Egypt
  • Emile "Butch" Bouchard (b. 1920), Canadian NHL ice hockey player from Quebec, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fais honneur
Motto Translation: Do honor


Close

Bouchard Family Crest Products


Expand

Bouchard Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Bouchard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouchard 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 30 October 2016 at 13:47.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest