Bourgoin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Bourgoin, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bourgoin, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Bourgogne. 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 Bourgoin family originally lived in the province of Bourgogne, known in the English speaking world as Burgundy.

Early Origins of the Bourgoin family

The surname Bourgoin 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.

The family grew and prospered, and by 1370 two main branches formed, the Counts and Barons of Bourgogne and the Marquis of Faulain.

Two of the more notable descendants of the family were: Louis, Duke of Bourgogne, 1682-1712, who was the grandson of Louis XIV and father of Louis XV and whose instructor was François Fénélou de Salignac, philosopher and Man of Letters; and François Bourgoing, 1585-1662, who was a French theologian and one of the founders of the Order of the Oratory.

Early History of the Bourgoin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourgoin research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1441, 1693 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Bourgoin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bourgoin 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 Bourgoin 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...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bourgoin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bourgoin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourgoin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Vincent Bourgoin who married Françoise Migneron on the 6th of November, 1724
Bourgoin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Jean Edouard Bourgoin, aged 20, who landed in America from Bordeaux, France, in 1907
  • Maria Bourgoin, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1907
  • Therese Bourgoin, aged 27, who landed in America from Bourges, France, in 1910
  • Anne Bourgoin, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1913
  • Cherese Bourgoin, aged 28, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Bourgoin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bourgoin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Pierre Bourgoin, son of François and Andrée, who married Catherine Basset, daughter of Guillaume and Marguerite, in Quebec on 17th October 1667 [1]
  • Jacques Bourgoin, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Jeanne Matte, daughter of Nicolas and Madeleine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 3rd November 1695 [1]
  • Claude Bourgoin, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Thérèse Magnan, daughter of Etienne and Élisabeth, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 10th November 1698 [1]
Bourgoin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Bourgoin, son of Pierre and Catherine, who married Madeleine Bouchard, daughter of Etienne and Marguerite, in Beauport, Quebec on 31st January 1701 [1]
  • Pierre Bourgoin, son of Pierre and Françoise, who married Marie Le Moine, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Quebec on 20th November 1712 [1]
  • Didier Bourgoin, son of Didier and Anne, who married Marie Brazeau, daughter of Nicolas and Pérette, in Quebec on 29th October 1712 [1]
  • Antoine-François Bourgoin, son of Claude and Thérèse, who married Anne Blouard, daughter of Mathurin and Marguerite, in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Quebec on 23rd November 1722 [1]
  • Vincent Bourgoin, son of Pierre and Madeleine, who married Françoise-Marie Migneron, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in Saint-François-de-Sales, Quebec on 6th November 1724 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgoin (post 1700) +

  • Leslie Bourgoin (b. 1985), better known by her mononym Leslie, a French pop-R&B singer
  • Ariane Louise Bourgoin (b. 1981), French actress, model and television presenter


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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