The Bourdine name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany
. The name Bourdine was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Bourdine family
The surname Bourdine was first found in Brittany
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bourdine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourdine research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1420, 1423, 1535, 1700, 1616, 1671, 1616, 1671, 1601, 1668, 1597, 1700, 1642 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Bourdine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bourdine Spelling Variations
There were a great number of spelling variations
in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourdon, Bourdin, Bourdine, Bourdonneau and many more.
Early Notables of the Bourdine family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Jacques Bourdin, the Lord of Chars and of Villeines in the Touraine region, who became the secretary to Charles IX; Jacques Bourdon, bailiff of the duchy of Elbeuf; Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671), French painter and drawer in the city of Montpellier; François Louis Bourdon... Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bourdine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bourdine family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived 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 migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Bourdine. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bourdine were
Bourdine Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michael Bourdine, who arrived in New York in 1801