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Bourdages History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Bourdages family goes back to the Medieval landscape of southern France, to a region known as Languedoc. It is derived from the family living in Languedoc.

Early Origins of the Bourdages family


The surname Bourdages was first found in Languedoc.

Early History of the Bourdages family


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Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1413, 1516, 1521, 1526, 1543, 1561, 1750, 1762, 1770, 1824, 1848, 1852, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Bourdages History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bourdages Spelling Variations


Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Bourdages some of which are Bourdage, Bordage, Bourdages, Bourda, Bourdac, Bourdan, Bourdon, Bourdet, Bourdier, Bourderie, Bourdillot, Bourdillon, Bourdeille, Bourdeau, Bourdeaux, Bourdelle, Bourdette, Bourdarias, Bourdeu, Bourdales and many more.

Early Notables of the Bourdages family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name at this time was Gilbert Bourdeaux, a priest in 1750. Pierre-Alpinien-Bertrand Bourdeau was a man of politics who, born in 1770 in Haute-Vienne (Rochechouart), became a lawyer and took part in the first revolutionary movements. Mayor of Lomoges under the Empire, he was elected deputy and...
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Migration of the Bourdages family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourdages Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Zephirin Bourdages was a sailor in 1871 who lived in Bonaventure, Quebec

Contemporary Notables of the name Bourdages (post 1700)


  • Rémi-Séraphin Bourdages (1799-1832), Canadian physician and politician in Lower Canada
  • Hélène Bourdages (b. 1959), Canadian fencer at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Rodrigue Bourdages (1923-1997), Canadian politician and contractor from Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Louis Bourdages (1764-1835), Canadian businessman and politician in Lower Canada

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