Bouret History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bouret family
The surname Bouret was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early documents show Claude Bourrachot, a Sulpicien (a member of the Society of Priests of St. Sulpice) born in Lenax (Allier) who entered in the company of St. Sulpice at the age of 28. He taught philosophy in Lyon, theology in Clermont and in Paris, where he was Director of the Seminary. He was also abbey of Neauphe-le-Vieux, and after his death he left a manuscript, conserved in the library of Mazanne, and mixed works of philosophy, theology, letters, sciences, and arts.
Jean Bourassa, born in 1629, travelled from France to the New World in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Perette Valley, daughter of Nicolas and Madeleine (née Major), on 20th October 1665. He married again on 5th November 1676 to Catherine Poitevin, daughter of Guillaume and Françoise (née Macre). They settled together in Quebec until Jean's death on 22nd January 1718. 
Early History of the Bouret family
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Bouret Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouras, Bourras, Bourasse, Bourassé, Bourrasse, Bourrassé, Labourrasse, Bourrasset, Bourragué, Bourrageas, Bourrachot, Bourrat, Bouret, Bourran, Bourassa, Bourrassa, Bourasseau and many more.
Early Notables of the Bouret family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family was Joseph, Marquis of Bourran, who was a man of politics. Lord of Marsac and of S. Hilaire, Baron of Lacour, lord of Bessones, he was born in Villeneuve-d'Agan in 1747. In 1789 he was elected by the nobility of Agen deputy into the rank of general. Later, he was named mayor of Villeneuve d'Agen and then prefect of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, and finally was elected deputy to the legislative corpus. Jean-Jaques Bourassé was an archaeologist, born in Ste-Maure in Touraine in 1813. He entered the great seminary of Tours and, being intelligent, was...
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Migration of the Bouret family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Bourassa, who married in 1698 in St. Nicholas, Quebec; Catherine Bourassa, who married in Levis in 1731; François Bourassa, married in 1721 in Laprairie.
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