Noble surnames, such as Boulieau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Boulieau, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie
. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate while names of larger areas usually indicated a former dweller or a very powerful, titled landholder. The Boulieau family originally lived in the province of Savoie.
Early Origins of the Boulieau family
The surname Boulieau was first found in Britanny (Bretagne).
Early History of the Boulieau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulieau research.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1448, 1472, 1605, 1630, 1638, 1645, and 1772 are included under the topic Early Boulieau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boulieau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bouliane, Boulianne, Boulliau, Bouliau, Boulliard, Bouliard, Boullier, Boulier, Boulin, Boullin and many more.
Early Notables of the Boulieau family (pre 1700)
Notable at this time was Ismael Boulliau, born in Loudun in 1605, son of a devout protestant, who converted to Catholicism and was ordained priest in 1630. He served Jaques Dupuy as his secretary and became attaché to the president of Thou, who he accompanied to Holland, where he is recorded... Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boulieau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boulieau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: about fifty recorded individuals who immigrated to Canada from France between 1600 and 1900. The majority of them settled in Murray Bay, Qué bec, such as David Bouliane, who was a farmer in the town in 1871. Rieul Bouliane was postmaster in Les Petites Bergeronnes in 1891..