Noble surnames, such as Bourgoyne, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bourgoyne, 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 Bourgoyne family originally lived in the province of Burgoigne, known in the English speaking world as Burgundy.
Early Origins of the Bourgoyne family
The surname Bourgoyne 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 Bourgoyne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bourgoyne research.Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1314, 1441, 1370, 1682, 1712, 1585, 1662, 1693 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Bourgoyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bourgoyne 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 Bourgoyne 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 Bourgoyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bourgoyne family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Bourgoain settled in Virginia in 1700; Vincent Bourgoin who married Françoise Migneron on the 6th of November, 1724.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bourgoyne (post 1700)
- Julius Roy Bourgoyne, chief of division oral surgery and anesthesia at the University of Memphis from 1944-59, as well as author of several studies on dentistry and oral surgery