Boisseau, which comes from the name Boissard, was originally a name given to a person that worked as a merchant and it was also used as a nickname
for "un homme trapu", or in English, a "stocky man". CITATION[CLOSE]
Dauzat, Albert, Morlet, Marie-Thérèse, Dictionaire Étymologique des Noms et Prénoms de France. Paris: Librairie Larousse, 1987. Print.
Early Origins of the Boussoy family
The surname Boussoy was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where the family held a family seat
at the village of Beauce in the arrondisement of Blois. One source claims that the name Boisseau was seen with a noble family from Saintonge, a former French province on the central-west coast of France, that settled on the French owned Caribbean island of Martinique and maintained nobility in 1698. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
Early History of the Boussoy family
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Boussoy Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Boisseau, Boissel, Boissard, Boisselet, Boisselat, Boissenet, Boissonneau and many more.
Early Notables of the Boussoy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boussoy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claude Boisseau who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Jean Boisseau and his wife Marie Postel settled in Carolina in 1695; Pierre Boisseau settled in New York state in 1711.