The region of ancient France known as Auvergne is where the name Bouille was born. Bouille 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 Bouille family
The surname Bouille 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 Bouille family
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Bouille 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 Bouille is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Bouille, Bouill, Bouile, Bouylle, Bouyll, Buille, Buile, Bhouille and many more.
Early Notables of the Bouille family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bouille family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bouille Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- 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 Québec
- Louis Bouille, son of Jean and Elisabeth Sincennes married to M. Françoise Mérand, daughter of Louis-Marie and Agathe Arcan in 1795 at Deschambault in Québec
Contemporary Notables of the name Bouille (post 1700)
- Louis de Bouillé, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Louis Bouillé. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- François Claude Amour Bouillé (1739-1800), French soldier
The Bouille 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