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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 Languedo c.

Bourdages Early Origins



The surname Bourdages was first found in Languedoc.

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Bourdages Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bourdages Early History


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Bourdages Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourdages research. 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.

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Bourdages Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourdages Early Notables (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...

Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bourdages Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourdages (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Bourdages Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourdages Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 August 2013 at 07:08.

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