The present generation of the Boudrault family is only the most recent to bear a name that originated in that ancient area known as
. Their name comes from having lived in
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
, where the family was anciently established.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boudrault research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1819, 1843, 1878 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Boudrault History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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 Boudrault is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Boudreau, Boudreaux, Boudrot, Boudros, Boudrault, Boudreault, Boudriaux, Boudret, Boudereau, Boudereaux, Bouderot, Bouderos, Bouderault, Boudereault, Boudreiaux, Bouderet and many more.
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Michel Boudrot (Boudreau, Boudreaux), born in La Rochelle France, he emigrated to the Acadia and became Judge and Lieutenant General, Lieutenant-général et... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boudrault Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.