The origins the old family name Boulengier 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 Boulengier 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 Boulengier 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.
Early Origins of the Boulengier family
The surname Boulengier was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Boulengier family
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Boulengier 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.
Early Notables of the Boulengier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boulengier family to the New World and Oceana
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 Fugè.