Noble surnames, such as Bourbeau, evoke images of the ancient province of Bourbonnais, which was the most central of all the French Provinces. The original bearer of the name Bourbeau, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. 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. The Bourbeau family originally lived in a village in Bourbonnais, where early members of this lineage settled in the foothills of the region.
Early Origins of the Bourbeau family
The surname Bourbeau was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher.
Early History of the Bourbeau family
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Bourbeau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bourbeau, Bourbe, Bourbier, Bourbault, Bourbel, Burpeaux, Burpee and many more.
Early Notables of the Bourbeau family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name in this period was Louis-Olivier Bourbeau, a man of politics who lived during the nineteenth century. Born in Poitiers, he studied law and received his doctorate in 1834. He then entered the faculty of law in Poitiers in September 1840 as a supply professor, and the... Another 94 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bourbeau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bourbeau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bourbeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Marie Bourbeau, who lived in Rageot, Quebec, in 1677
Contemporary Notables of the name Bourbeau (post 1700)
- Allen Harold Bourbeau (b. 1965), American former ice hockey player; he played with Team USA at the 1988 Winter Olympics
- Louis Olivier Bourbeau (1811-1877), French lawyer and politician, Minister of Education during the Second French Empire
- André Bourbeau CQ (1936-2018), Canadian politician, Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Laporte (1981-2003)
- Jean Bourbeau (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey player
- Désiré Olivier Bourbeau (1834-1900), French Canadian politician and merchant, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Drummond-Arthabaska (1877-1887)
- Jean-Louis Bourbeau, Chairman and CEO of William M. Mercer Ltd., living in Toronto as of 1993