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The Bourdonneau name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany. The name Bourdonneau was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany.

Bourdonneau Early Origins



The surname Bourdonneau was first found in Brittany, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bourdonneau Spelling Variations


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Bourdonneau Spelling Variations



Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Bourdonneau, including Bourdon, Bourdin, Bourdine, Bourdonneau and many more.

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Bourdonneau Early History


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Bourdonneau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourdonneau 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 Bourdonneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourdonneau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourdonneau Early Notables (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 Bourdonneau 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



Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebe c. 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Bourdonneau has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bourdonneau 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Bourdonneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourdonneau 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 5 November 2013 at 17:22.

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