Boullier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Noble surnames, such as Boullier, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Boullier, 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 Boullier family originally lived in the province of Savoie.
Early Origins of the Boullier family
The surname Boullier was first found in Britanny (Bretagne).
Early History of the Boullier family
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Boullier Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouliane, Boulianne, Boulliau, Bouliau, Boulliard, Bouliard, Boullier, Boulier, Boulin, Boullin and many more.
Early Notables of the Boullier 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 as having catalogued the library. He took many trips to Italy, Germany, and Poland, where King Jean-Casimir designated him to be delegate for the Provences-Unies (united provinces) during the war with Sweden. His most important...
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In France, the name Boullier is the 5,474th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Migration of the Boullier family
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..