Bouchette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Bouchette family

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

Important Dates for the Bouchette family

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

Bouchette Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from 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 Bouchette 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 Bouchette family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouchette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bouchette migration to Canada

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Bouchette 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 Bouchette were

Bouchette Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Commodore Bouchette U.E. who settled in Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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
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