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The history of the name Bouchier goes back 1066 when the Norman Conquest of England occurred. Soon after this event, the name would have been given to a person who frequently used the informal Norman greeting beu sire, which means good sir, or fine sir.

Bouchier Early Origins



The surname Bouchier was first found in Essex. They were originally from Bouchier in Normandy, and arrived in England with Duke William in 1066. John de Bourchier (d.circa 1330) was an English Judge of the Common Pleas and the earliest ancestor of the family. His son, Robert Bourchier was 1st Baron Bourchier (died 1349) and held the position of Lord Chancellor of England, the first layman to hold the post. His son, John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Bourchier (d. 1400), was a soldier and diplomat.

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Bouchier Spelling Variations


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Bouchier Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Bouchier has been recorded under many different variations, including Bowser, Bouchier, Boucher, Bourchier, Bowesar, Bowsher and many more.

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Bouchier Early History


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Bouchier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouchier research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1400, 1409, 1400, 1409, 1405, 1467, 1533, 1587, 1654, 1643, 1595, 1660, 1535, 1605 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Bouchier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouchier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bouchier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Bourchier (d. 1400), soldier and diplomat in the service of the crown; Bartholomew Bourchier, 3rd Baron Bourchier (died 1409), member of Parliament, summoned to Parliament the first time 9 September 1400, the year of his father's death, continued to...

Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouchier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouchier In Ireland


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Bouchier In Ireland



Some of the Bouchier family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Bouchier Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Bouchier, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouchier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouchier (post 1700)



  • Barton Bouchier (1794-1864), English religious writer
  • Chili Bouchier (1909-1999), later known as Dorothy Bouchier, a British film actress
  • Air Vice Marshal Sir Cecil Arthur Bouchier Bouchier KBE, CB, DFC (1895-1979), British officer who served with the British Army, Royal Flying Corps, Indian Air Force and Royal Air Force from 1915 to 1953

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Bouchier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouchier 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 13 December 2015 at 13:48.

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