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.
Early Origins of the Bourgeoys family
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.
Early History of the Bourgeoys family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Bourgeoys family (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.
Migration of the Bourgeoys family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bourgeoys Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Marguerite Bourgeoys, aged 33, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
- Marguerite Bourgeoys, who settled in Montreal in 1659
- Marguerite Bourgeoys, who landed in Montreal in 1659