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Bouile History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: French, Irish

The region of ancient France known as Auvergne is where the name Bouile was born. Bouile was a name for someone who lived as a "dweller near the birch trees," deriving its origin from the Latin word betullia which means birch tree. It is associated with the medieval region Auvergne, called Aveyron today. It is in south central France, on the Massíf Central.

Early Origins of the Bouile family

The surname Bouile was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Bouile family

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Bouile Spelling Variations

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Bouile, including Bouille, Bouill, Bouile, Bouylle, Bouyll, Buille, Buile, Bhouille and many more.

Early Notables of the Bouile family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bouile family to the New World and Oceana

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Bouile were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bouile were Jean Bouille, son of Jean and Françoise Tical of Richemont, diocese of Saintes, Angoumois married Elisabeth Sincennes, daughter of Denis and Marguerite Landry in 1760 at Sainte-Foy in Qué.

The Bouile Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: A vero bello Christi
Motto Translation: From the war of Christ

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