Brittany. The name Bourdo was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Bourdo family
Brittany, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bourdo family
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Bourdo Spelling Variations
Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bourdo is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourdon, Bourdin, Bourdine, Bourdonneau and many more.
Early Notables of the Bourdo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bourdo 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. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bourdo has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bourdo were Jacques Bourdin, who settled in Quebec in 1665; Jacques Bourdon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1755; Michael Bourdine, who arrived in New York in 1801; Jean Bourdin, who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1822.
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