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Bourassa History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Bourassa family


The surname Bourassa was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Early History of the Bourassa family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourassa research.
Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1789, 1813, 1836, 1838, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Bourassa History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bourassa Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouras, Bourras, Bourasse, Bourassé, Bourrasse, Bourrassé, Labourrasse, Bourrasset, Bourragué, Bourrageas, Bourrachot, Bourrat, Bouret, Bourran, Bourassa, Bourrassa, Bourasseau and many more.

Early Notables of the Bourassa family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family was Joseph, Marquis of Bourran, who was a man of politics. Lord of Marsac and of S. Hilaire, Baron of Lacour, lord of Bessones, he was born in Villeneuve-d'Agan in 1747. In 1789 he was elected by the nobility of Agen deputy into the rank of general...
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Migration of the Bourassa family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourassa Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • N. Arthur Bourassa, aged 34, who emigrated to America, in 1912
  • Nap Arthur Bourassa, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Vivienne Bourassa, aged 1, who emigrated to Newark, New Jersey in 1923

Bourassa Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Bourassa, son of Jacques and Françoise, married Pérette Vallay, daughter of Nicolas and Madeleine, in Quebec on 20th October 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Bourassa, son of Jacques and Françoise, married Catherine Poitevin, daughter of Guillaume and Françoise, in Quebec on 5th November 1676 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François Bourassa, son of François and Marguerite, married Marie Le Ber, daughter of François and Jeanne, in Contrecoeur, Quebec on 4th July 1684 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Bourassa, who married in 1698 in St. Nicholas, Quebec
  • Jean Bourassa, son of Jean and Pérette, married Françoise Métot, daughter of Abraham and Marie-Madeleine, in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec on 10th November 1698 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Bourassa Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • René Bourassa, son of François and Marie, married Agnès Gagné, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in La Prairie, Quebec on 23rd October 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François Bourassa, son of Jean and Catherine, married Marguerite Jourdain, daughter of Guillaume and Jeanne, in Lévis, Quebec in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François Bourassa, married in 1721 in Laprairie
  • Jean Bourassa, son of Jean and Françoise, married Angélique Buisson, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Louise-Françoise, in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec on 13th November 1724 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Antoine Bourassa, son of François and Marie, married Marie-Catherine Baret, daughter of Guillaume and Jeanne, in La Prairie, Quebec on 24th January 1729 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Bourassa Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Henry Bourassa, aged 25, who emigrated to Valleyfield, Canada, in 1906
  • Henri Bourassa, aged 39, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1908
  • Napuleon Bourassa, aged 84, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1912
  • Addine Bourassa, aged 40, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1912

Contemporary Notables of the name Bourassa (post 1700)


  • Ernest Bourassa, American politician, Mayor of Oconto, Wisconsin, 1950 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. Edward Bourassa, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire Governor's Council 3rd District, 1949-53 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Napoléon Bourassa (1827-1916), Canadian architect, painter and writer
  • Lucien Bourassa, Canadian politician, Mayor of Shawinigan, Quebec (1936-19374)
  • Joseph Boutin Bourassa (1853-1943), Canadian politician and notary, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Lévis (1911-1925)
  • Joseph-Napoléon-Henri "Henri" Bourassa (1868-1952), Canadian politician and publisher, son of Napoléon Bourassa
  • François Bourassa (b. 1959), Canadian jazz pianist from Quebec, son of Robert Bourassa
  • François Bourassa (1813-1898), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Saint-Jean in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1896
  • Jocelyne Bourassa CM (b. 1947), former Canadian professional golfer on the LPGA Tour
  • Robert Bourassa (1933-1996), Canadian political leader, three time Premier of Quebec

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Citations


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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