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Bourgogne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Noble surnames, such as Bourgogne, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bourgogne, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Burgoigne. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Bourgogne family originally lived in the province of Burgoigne, known in the English speaking world as Burgundy.

Early Origins of the Bourgogne family


The surname Bourgogne was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where they held a family seat as a noble family. They were Lords of the Manor of Nivernais from early recorded time.

Early History of the Bourgogne family


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Bourgogne Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bourgoin, Bourgoine, Bourgoing, le Bourgoing, Bourgoins, Bourgoines, Borgoin, Borgoine, Borgoing, le Borgoing, Bourgogne, Bourgognes, le Bourgogne, le Bourgognes, Borgognes, Borgogne, le Borgogne, le Borgognes, Bourgagne, Bourgagnes, Bourgone, Bourgones, Borgone, Borgones, Bourgon, Bourgons, Bourgonne, Bourgonnes, Borgon, Borgone, Borgonne and many more.

Early Notables of the Bourgogne family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was Guillaume Le Borgoinne, Knight; Louis, Duke of Bourgogne, grandson of Louis XIV and father of Louis XV; François Bourgoing, theologian; and Louis Bourguignon (1693-1721), born Louis Dominique...
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Migration of the Bourgogne family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourgogne Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Anna Bourgogne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Elisabeth Bourgogne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Gorge Bourgogne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jean Bourgogne, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Mare Bourgogne, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgogne (post 1700)


  • Marquis de Chatillou of Bourgogne,

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