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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 Bourgeoys family have grown. The name Bourgeoys was given to a member of the family who was a person known as a freeman. The name Bourgeoys 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.

Bourgeoys Early Origins



The surname Bourgeoys 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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Bourgeoys Spelling Variations


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Bourgeoys Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Bourgeoys some of which are Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourgeoys, Bourgeot, Le Bourgeois, de Bourgeois, Bourjois, Bourgès, Bourgeix and many more.

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Bourgeoys Early History


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Bourgeoys Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourgeoys 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 Bourgeoys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bourgeoys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bourgeoys 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 Bourgeoys Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourgeoys Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Marguerite Bourgeoys, aged 33, arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Marguerite Bourgeoys, who settled in Montreal in 1659
  • Marguerite Bourgeoys, who landed in Montreal in 1659

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bourgeoys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bourgeoys 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 21 August 2013 at 15:40.

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