The present generation of the Boudrow family is only the most recent to bear a name that originated in that ancient area known as Languedoc
. Their name comes from having lived in Languedoc
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Boudrow family
The surname Boudrow was first found in Languedoc
, where the family was anciently established.
Early History of the Boudrow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boudrow research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1819, 1843, 1878 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Boudrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boudrow Spelling Variations
Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local
accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations
of the name Boudrow, including Boudreau, Boudreaux, Boudrot, Boudros, Boudrault, Boudreault, Boudriaux, Boudret, Boudereau, Boudereaux, Bouderot, Bouderos, Bouderault, Boudereault, Boudreiaux, Bouderet and many more.
Early Notables of the Boudrow family (pre 1700)
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 Boudrow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boudrow family to the New World and Oceana
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 Boudrow 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 Boudrow were Jean Boudreau, the son of Martin Boudreau and of Marie Foucault, of Saint-Porchaire, in Charente-Inférieure, who arrived in New France around 1667. In 1671 he settled in the village of Royal, where he married Marie-Rose Vivien in 1673. He became a widower and later married É.
Contemporary Notables of the name Boudrow (post 1700)
- Jason Boudrow (b. 1978), American college hockey player
- Charles Boudrow (1830-1918), American master mariner and shipping magnate in San Francisco, he was a principal stockholder of The California Shipping Co
- Thomas Boudrow, American Chairman of the Board of Trustees, for New England Homes for the Deaf