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The early French language of the northwestern region known as Britanny is the soil from which the many generations of the Bourgeois family have grown. The name Bourgeois was given to a member of the family who was a person known as a freeman. The name Bourgeois is derived from the Old French word bourgeois, which in medieval times was used to refer to the free men of a town. Free-man were those whose status was between the noble classes and the serfs who were obligated to work of the feudal estates of the lords.

Bourgeois Early Origins



The surname Bourgeois was first found in Brittany, where the family first originated and maintained their status as one of the more distinguished families of the region.

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Bourgeois Spelling Variations


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Bourgeois Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourgeoys, Bourgeot, Le Bourgeois, de Bourgeois, Bourjois, Bourgès, Bourgeix and many more.

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Bourgeois Early History


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Bourgeois Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourgeois research. Another 517 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1507, 1711, 1666, 1671, 1663, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1620, 1700, 1851, 1927, 1920, 1857 and 1945 are included under the topic Early Bourgeois History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourgeois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourgeois Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Marguerite Bourgeoys, C.N.D., (1620-1700), born in Troyes, France, she was the French foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal; Charles Le Bourgeois, squire and...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bourgeois 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 Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bourgeois has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bourgeois were

Bourgeois Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michel Bourgeois, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • Claude Bourgeois, who settled in Massachusetts in 1755
  • Claude Bourgeois, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1755-1768
  • Pierre Bourgeois, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755
  • M. Bourgeois, who settled in Massachusetts in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bourgeois Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alexander Bourgeois, who arrived in Pike County, Indiana in 1867
  • Henry Bourgeois, who landed in Pike County, Ind in 1868

Bourgeois Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Bourgeois, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1761
  • Peter Bourgeois, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1761
  • Theophiste Bourgeois, aged 25, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Marie Bourgeois, aged 31, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • Madeleine Bourgeois, aged 55, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bourgeois Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jeanne Trahan Bourgeois, who landed in Acadia in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgeois (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgeois (post 1700)



  • Raoulle Bourgeois, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Dieppe, 1897-1905
  • Mary Bourgeois, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956
  • Charles A. Bourgeois, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1888, 1900
  • Raoul le Bourgeois, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Dieppe, 1884
  • Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911), American (French-born) sculptor
  • Charles-François Bourgeois, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Brigadier-General Jean Bourgeois (1892-1981), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois (1851-1925), French statesman, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (1903–1925), who won the 1920 Nobel Peace Prize
  • Nathalie Bourgeois, professor at the School of Electronics and Physical Sciences,University of Surrey
  • Paulette Bourgeois (b. 1951), Canadian children's author, best known as the creator of the Franklin books
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Bourgeois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourgeois 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.

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