Show ContentsBourdette History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Bourdette 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 Bourdette family

The surname Bourdette was first found in Languedoc.

Early History of the Bourdette family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourdette research. Another 83 words (6 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 Bourdette History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bourdette Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bourdette is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include 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 Bourdette 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 was seated among the ultra-royalists. Antoine-François Bourdeau was a man of politics in La Châtre in 1762. Jean Bourdeau, born in Limoges in 1848, was an intellectual whose numerous works can be categorized into three subjects: German questions, philosophical questions, and social questions. Louis Bourdeau was a sociologist...
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United States Bourdette migration to the United States +

French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. Despite the loss of the Colony to England, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Bourdette surname were

Bourdette Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Etienne Bourdette, who landed in New York, NY in 1685 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bourdette (post 1700) +

  • Eric Hunter Bourdette, American politician, Representative from California 51st District, 1996, 1998, 2000 [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook