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The name Bourgeat 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.

Bourgeat Early Origins



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

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Bourgeat Spelling Variations


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Bourgeat Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bourgeat 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.

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Bourgeat Early History


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Bourgeat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourgeat research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Bourgeat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourgeat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourgeat Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec, in 1663 there were only 500, 2,000 migrants arrived during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many distinguished contributions have been made by members of this family name Bourgeat. It has been prominent in the arts, religion, politics and culture in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bourgeat were Jean-Baptiste Bourg, who married Angélique Becquet in 1722 in Québec; as well as Joseph Bourg, who married Madeleine Blanchard in Québec in 1744.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgeat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgeat (post 1700)



  • Jérôme-Dominique Bourgeat, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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    The Bourgeat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourgeat 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 11 February 2015 at 15:53.

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