Noble surnames, such as Bourbier, evoke images of the ancient province of Bourbonnais, which was the most central of all the French Provinces. The original bearer of the name Bourbier, 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 Bourbier 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 Bourbier family
The surname Bourbier 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 Bourbier family
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Bourbier Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bourbeau, Bourbe, Bourbier, Bourbault, Bourbel, Burpeaux, Burpee and many more.
Early Notables of the Bourbier 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 Bourbier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bourbier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Marie Bourbeau, who lived in Rageot, Quebec, in 1677; Adrienne Bourbault was married in Charlesbourg in 1694.