The name Bourgeault 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 Bourgeault family
The surname Bourgeault 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 Bourgeault family
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Bourgeault 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 Bourgeault 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 Bourgeault family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bourgeault 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 Bourgeault 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 Bourgeault were
Bourgeault Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elisabeth Bourgeault, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1920
- Emile Bourgeault, aged 26, who landed in America from Havre, in 1920
- Charlotte Bourgeault, aged 22, who settled in America from Tours, France, in 1921
Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgeault (post 1700)
- J. Antonio "Leo" Bourgeault (1903-1965), Canadian NHL ice hockey defenceman
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