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The name Bourdon reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Bourdon family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Bourdon is based on the Norman personal name Burdo, which is thought to be of Germanic origin.

Bourdon Early Origins



The surname Bourdon was first found in Essex where they were granted lands by King William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings. Baron Burden appears in the Role of Battel Abbey and the Domesday Book as holding lands held by the Count of Mortain and leased to Richard de Surdeval.

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Bourdon Spelling Variations


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Bourdon Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Bourdon has been recorded under many different variations, including Burdon, Burden, Bourden, Bourdon, Birden, Berden, Burdin, Burdin, Burdun, Burdon, Burdune, Burghdone, Burdoun and many more.

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Bourdon Early History


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Bourdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourdon research. Another 358 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1115, 1128, 1166, 1180, 1217, 1273, 1296, 1333, 1467, 1497, 1574, 1758, 1764, 1817, and 1818 are included under the topic Early Bourdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bourdon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourdon In Ireland


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Bourdon In Ireland



Some of the Bourdon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Bourdons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Bourdon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques Bourdon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1755

Bourdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Troussaent Bourdon, who arrived in Savannah, Georgia in 1822
  • Troussaent Bourdon, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1822
  • Mrs. Bourdon, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J Bourdon, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mrs. Bourdon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourdon (post 1700)



  • William R. Bourdon (1894-1973), American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1937-40; Member of Arizona State Senate, 1955-58; Presidential Elector for Arizona, 1968
  • Eli Bourdon, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 2nd District, 1928, 1932
  • Earl Bourdon (1917-1993), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1980
  • Allen Bourdon, American politician, Candidate for Vermont State Attorney General, 1914
  • Amé Bourdon (1636-1706), French physician and anatomist
  • Joseph Charles Rosario Bourdon D.Mus. (1885-1961), French Canadian cellist, violinist, conductor and arranger
  • Didier Bourdon (b. 1959), French Algeria-born actor, screenwriter and film director
  • Francois Louis Bourdon (1758-1798), French politician of the Revolutionary period
  • Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671), French painter and engraver
  • Luc Bourdon (1987-2008), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman who played for the Vancouver Canucks and Team Canada
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Bourdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourdon 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 30 January 2016 at 15:00.

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