Boudier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Boudier name begins in the Middle Ages in the northern coastal region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family resided in Normandy, at Boudier.

Early Origins of the Boudier family

The surname Boudier was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established in early times.

Important Dates for the Boudier family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boudier research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1723, 1787, and 1854 are included under the topic Early Boudier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boudier 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 Boudier is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Boudier, Boudière, Boudiet, Boudié and others.

Early Notables of the Boudier family (pre 1700)

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boudier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boudier 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 Boudier 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 Boudier were

Boudier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • M. Boudier, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1796 with his grandchild
  • Mr Boudier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]

Boudier migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boudier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Philippe Boudier, born in 1642, who married Marie Valade in Montreal in 1682
Boudier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-François Boudier, born in 1684, who settled in Montreal, where he married Jeanne Mezeray in 1720

Contemporary Notables of the name Boudier (post 1700)

  • Carmen Boudier, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Jean Louis Émile Boudier (1828-1920), French pharmacist
  • George Boudier (1820-1899), English cricketer

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Citations

  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 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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