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The Bousquet surname comes form a form of the Old French word "bois," meaning "the woods;" it was most likely originally a name for someone living or working in a wooded area.

Bousquet Early Origins



The surname Bousquet was first found in Brittany and Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where several notable families of this name have long been established. Among them were a du Boscq family of Normandy. Bousquet was generally a Southern variant of this same name. A Guillaume du Bosc was one of the companions of William the Conqueror in 1066. A Nicolas Bosc was the Bishop of Bayeux in 1397, and Chancelor of France in 1397.

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Bousquet Spelling Variations


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Bousquet Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Bousquet include Bosc, Bosq, Desbosq, Dubosc, Duboscq, Bousquet and many more.

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Bousquet Early History


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Bousquet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bousquet research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1408, 1392, 1418, 1419 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Bousquet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bousquet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bousquet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Nicolas du Bosc, (du Bois) (d. 1408), French politician, advisor to kings Charles V and Charles VI of France, ne of the marmousets appointed by his detractors who took the governing of France from November 1392...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bousquet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Bousquet has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bousquet were

Bousquet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A E Dudok Bousquet, who landed in Iowa in 1849
  • Henrietta M Bousquet, who landed in Iowa in 1849
  • Henry L Bousquet, who landed in Iowa in 1849
  • Herman F Bousquet, who arrived in Iowa in 1849
  • Pierre Henri Bousquet, who landed in Iowa in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bousquet Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • lean Bousquet, who arrived in Canada in 1642

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bousquet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bousquet (post 1700)



  • Don Bousquet (b. 1948), American cartoonist
  • Joë Bousquet (1897-1950), French poet
  • Frédérick Bousquet (b. 1981), French freestyle and butterfly swimmer
  • Adolphe Bousquet (1899-1972), French rugby union player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Bousquet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bousquet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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