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The origins the old family name Boulangier can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Boulangier family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Boulangier was an occupational name for a baker. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word boules, which referred to the balls of dough the baker made and baked into buns and loaves.

Boulangier Early Origins



The surname Boulangier was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Boulangier Spelling Variations


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Boulangier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boulange, Boulangey, Boulangay, Boulangier, Boulanget, de Boulanger, de Boulangey, de Boulangay, de Boulangier, de Boulanget, Boulenger, Boulengey, Boulengay, Boulengier, Boulenget, de Boulenger, de Boulengey, de Boulengay, de Boulengier, de Boulenget, Deboulanger, Le Boulanger, Bulanger, Bulangey, Bulangay, Bulangier and many more.

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Boulangier Early History


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Boulangier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulangier research. Another 577 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1700, 1821 and 1889 are included under the topic Early Boulangier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulangier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boulangier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boulangier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Boulanger, aged 30; settled in Louisiana in 1719; Jean Joseph Paschale Boulanger settled in Annapolis in 1825; Jean-Baptiste Boulanger, son of Lefebvre and Elisabeth Fugère, married Louise Parant in Québec in 1761..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Boulangier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boulangier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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