The name Bourget 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.
Early Origins of the Bourget family
The surname Bourget was first found in Languedoc
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Bourget family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourget research.Another 409 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1300, 1535, 1669, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Bourget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bourget 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 Bourget 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 Bourget family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Bourget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bourget family to the New World and Oceana
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 Quebec. 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 Bourget. 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 Bourget were
Bourget Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Daniel Bourget, who arrived in South Carolina in 1741 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Bourget Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Andre Bourget, aged 30, who landed in Quebec in 1655
- Andre Bourget, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
Contemporary Notables of the name Bourget (post 1700)
- Brigadier-General Paul Bourget (1887-1968), French Chief of Staff, Orient Theater of Operations CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Paul Bourget. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bourget/Paul-Alexandre-Pierre/France.html
- Paul Bourget (1852-1935), French novelist and critic
- Maurice Bourget (1907-1979), Canadian politician
- Ignace Bourget (1799-1885), French-Canadian Roman Catholic priest and bishop of the Diocese of Montreal
- Claude Marc Bourget (b. 1956), Canadian musician, writer and journalist
- Barbara Bourget (b. 1950), Canadian artistic director
- Ann Bourget (b. 1969), Canadian politician