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Noble surnames, such as Boulliau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Boulliau, 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 Boulliau family originally lived in the province of Savoie.

Boulliau Early Origins



The surname Boulliau was first found in Britanny (Bretagne).

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Boulliau Spelling Variations


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Boulliau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouliane, Boulianne, Boulliau, Bouliau, Boulliard, Bouliard, Boullier, Boulier, Boulin, Boullin and many more.

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Boulliau Early History


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Boulliau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulliau 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 Boulliau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulliau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boulliau Early Notables (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 Boulliau 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: about fifty recorded individuals who immigrated to Canada from France between 1600 and 1900. The majority of them settled in Murray Bay, Québec, such as David Bouliane, who was a farmer in the town in 1871. Rieul Bouliane was postmaster in Les Petites Bergeronnes in 1891..

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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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. 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. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Boulliau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boulliau 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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