Bouille History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Important Dates for 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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Bouille migration to Canada
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 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. 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 Bouille were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bouille 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 
- François Claude Amour Bouillé (1739-1800), French soldier
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