The name Boure has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc
name is derived from maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word bolle, of the same meaning.
Early Origins of the Boure family
The surname Boure was first found in Languedoc
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Boure family
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Boure 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 Boure is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Bourg, Bourge, Bourgue, Bourges, Bourgues, Bourgg, Burg, Burge, Burgue, Burges, Burgues, Borg, Borge, Borgue, Borgues, de Bourg, de Bourge, de Bourgue, de la Bourg, de la Bourgue, de la Bourge, De Bourg, du Bourg, Bourgeat, Bourgeix, Bourgeault and many more.
Early Notables of the Boure family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boure family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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 Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Boure 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 Boure were Jean-Baptiste Bourg, who married Angé lique Becquet in 1722 in Québec; as well as Joseph Bourg, who married Madeleine Blanchard in Québec in 1744..