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The origins the old family name Boulenger 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 Boulenger 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 Boulenger 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.

Boulenger Early Origins



The surname Boulenger 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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Boulenger Spelling Variations


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Boulenger 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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Boulenger Early History


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Boulenger Early History



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

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Boulenger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boulenger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boulenger 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Boulenger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boulenger (post 1700)



  • Marcel Jacques Boulenger, French Olympian who won a bronze for fencing at the 1900 games

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Boulenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boulenger 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 July 2014 at 11:37.

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