Bouchet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bouchet has a long French heritage that first began in northwestern region of Brittany.

Early Origins of the Bouchet family

The surname Bouchet was first found in Brittany, where this important family was established in ancient times.

Early History of the Bouchet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouchet research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1421, 1476, 1478, 1514, 1557, and 1594 are included under the topic Early Bouchet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bouchet Spelling Variations

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 Bouchet is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bouchet, Bouchette, Bouchetal, Bouchetard, Bouchtal, Bouchtard, Bouchete, Bouchon, Bouchut and many more.

Early Notables of the Bouchet family (pre 1700)

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United States Bouchet migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bouchet has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bouchet were

Bouchet Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Bouchet, his wife and daughter, who settled in South Carolina sometime between 1695 and 1696
Bouchet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jean Bouchet, who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Jean Bouchet, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Andre Bouchet, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jacques Bouchet, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719
  • Andre Bouchet, aged 36, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Bouchet migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bouchet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mathurin Bouchet, who arrived in Quebec in 1655
  • Joseph Bouchet, who arrived in Montreal in 1667
Bouchet Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques-Hyacinthe Bouchet dit St-Amour, son of Pierre and Renée Damour, who married Marie-Renée Averty in Montreal, in 1709
  • Marc Bouchet, who married Marie-Thérese Grenet in Québec in 1724

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouchet (post 1700) +

  • Edward Alexander Bouchet, African- American physicist, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from an American university
  • Barbara Bouchet (b. 1943), American actress most notable for the role of Miss Moneypenny in the 1967 James Bond film satire Casino Royale
  • Charles W. du Bouchet, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Odessa, 1905 [2]
  • Benoît-Louis Bouchet, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Alain Bouchet (b. 1926), French surgeon and scholar, a former president of the French Historical Society of Medicine
  • René Bouchet (b. 1928), director of public works of the principality of Monaco, decorated as knight of the Legion of Honor and officer of the National Order of Merit

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Benoît-Louis Bouchet. Retrieved from on Facebook
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