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The French name Boussi has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Normandy, for it was derived from when the Boussi family lived in Normandy, at Bussy-Le-Grand.

Boussi Early Origins



The surname Boussi was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Boussi Spelling Variations


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Boussi Spelling Variations



French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Boussi is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Bussy, Bussie, Bussies, le Bussy, de Bussy, Bussi, Boussy, Boussie, Boussies, Boussi, de Boussi, Bousset, Boussey, de Boussey, Boucey, de Boucey, Bousser, Bussey, Busser, Bucy, Bushee and many more.

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Boussi Early History


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Boussi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boussi research. Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1180, 1174, 1228, 1370, 1670, 1549, 1579, 1618, 1693, 1794 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Boussi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boussi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boussi Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boussi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Boussi has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Boussi were John Bussie, who arrived in Barbados in 1678; Matthias Bousser Jr. who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733; Christian Bousser, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Boussi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boussi 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 July 2014 at 10:41.

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