Bouillon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The region of ancient France known as Auvergne is where the name Bouillon was born. Bouillon 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 Bouillon family

The surname Bouillon 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 Bouillon family

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Bouillon Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Bouille, Bouill, Bouile, Bouylle, Bouyll, Buille, Buile, Bhouille and many more.

Early Notables of the Bouillon family (pre 1700)

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United States Bouillon migration to the United States +

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Bouillon has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bouillon were

Bouillon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. B Bouillon, aged 38, who arrived in Missouri in 1849 [1]
  • Kaspar Bouillon, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • Emelie Bouillon, aged 14, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Eugenie Bouillon, aged 6, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Marie Bouillon, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bouillon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ojuillanne Bouillon, aged 21, who landed in America from Gabastons, France, in 1907
  • Gustave Bouillon, aged 23, who immigrated to America from Lagroe, France, in 1909
  • Alcide Bouillon, aged 17, who landed in America from Granville, France, in 1920
  • Flora Bouillon, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1920
  • Georges Bouillon, aged 22, who landed in America from Labroque, France, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Bouillon migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bouillon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Bouillon, son of Jacques and Catherine, who married Marie-Françoise Laurent, daughter of Pierre and Constance, in Rimouski, Quebec on 7th January 1738 [2]
  • Jacques Bouillon, son of Jacques and Marie-Françoise, who married Catherine Landais, daughter of jacques and Charlotte, in Rimouski, Quebec in 1766 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouillon (post 1700) +

  • Francis Bouillon (b. 1975), American professional NHL ice hockey defenseman
  • Michel Bouillon, French painter active 1638 to 1660
  • Henry Franklin- Bouillon (1870-1937), French politician
  • Christophe Bouillon (b. 1969), French politician, member of the National Assembly of France
  • Pierre Bouillon (1776-1831), French painter and engraver
  • Marc Bouillon (b. 1968), former Belgian cyclist


The Bouillon 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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