Boure History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Boure has been included within French history since the early portion of the Middle Ages. This Languedoc name is derived from a maker of wooden bowls and dishes which is derived from the Old French word "bolle", which means "bowl".

Early Origins of the Boure family

The surname Boure was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

The family is said to have had members who were respected in their community and among them was Jean-François-Pascal-Henri who was named Knight of Malta as a reward for his courageous conduct during the Crusades and also became Lieutenant in the regiment of Aunis. Other members were known to have participated actively in the events of their times and were granted titles as was Armand-Ferdinand-Bernard-Michel du Bourg, Knight of Malta, Deputy of Haute-Garonne and Knight of the Legion of Honour in the 18th century.

The Bourg family was considered as an honorable and esteemed family and to this day several French provinces are proud to have been the ancestral home for such a family.

Early History of the Boure family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boure research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, 1691, 1678, 1742, 1671, 1760 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Boure History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Emmanuel du Bourg, Knight, Marquis of Bozas in Vivarais. Louis Bourguet (1678-1742) was a French polymath and correspondent of Leibniz who wrote on archaeology, geology, philosophy, Biblical scholarship and mathematics. Alexandre Bourg dit Belle-Humeur (1671-1760) was a notary and...
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Canada Boure migration to Canada +

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

Boure Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Gilles Boure, son of Jean and Marie, who married Marie Bellehache, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Quebec on 5th September 1673 [1]
Boure Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François-Gilles Boure, son of Gilles and Marie, who married Anne Paradis, daughter of Jean and Jeanne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 26th October 1705 [1]
  • François Boure, son of François-Gilles and Anne, who married Marie-Marguerite Bergevin, daughter of Louis and Marguerite, in Beauport, Quebec on 23rd November 1727 [1]
  • Henri Boure, son of François and Suzanne, who married Madeleine-Louise Chalifour, daughter of Pierre and Anne, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 15th November 1734 [1]
  • Louis Boure, son of François and Marie-Marguerite, who married Marie-Thérèse Boilard, daughter of Mathurin and Marie, in Beaumont, Quebec on 19th October 1761 [1]
  • François Boure, son of Henri and Madeleine-Louise, who married Louise Blondeau, daughter of François and Jeanne-Véronique, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 8th October 1764 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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