Noble surnames, such as Bournavau, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bournavau, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. 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.
Early Origins of the Bournavau family
The surname Bournavau was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family had been established in early times.
Early History of the Bournavau family
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Bournavau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bournival, Bournivalle, Bournivau, Bournivaux, Bournivaulx, Bournivault, Bournivaut, Bourniveau, Bourniveaux, Bournaval, Bournavalle, Bournavau, Bournavaux, Bournavaulx, Bournavault, Bournavaut, Bournaveau, Bournaveaux, Bournazel, Bournilhas, Bourniquel, Bournisien, Bournisienne, Bournonville and many more.
Early Notables of the Bournavau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bournavau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: François Bournival dit le Picard, who settled in New France, where he married Angélique Boisverd at Forges de St-Maurice, in Trois-Riviè.