Bouteiller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bouteiller is rooted in the Old French translation a "bouteiller," a name for someone who was in charge of the wine cellar. This person was generally the head of the servants, the administrator of the estates, and held considerable power.

Early Origins of the Bouteiller family

The surname Bouteiller was first found in Normandy where they held a family seat as Seigniors of Wemme. Their ancient title was Butler (Bouteillier) to the Counts of Meulent (Robert de Beaumont about 1066,) the actual family name being Pincerna. This title was then adopted as a surname.

Important Dates for the Bouteiller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouteiller research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1066, 1086, 1130, 1650, 1715, 1670, 1663 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Bouteiller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bouteiller Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bouteiller, Boutteillier, Bouthellier, Bouteillier, LeBoutillier, LeBouteillier, Boutillier, LeBoutillier, Boutouiller, Botelers, de Buitlier, LeBoutellier, Boutellier and many more.

Early Notables of the Bouteiller family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Elizabeth Boutell, née Davenport (c.1650-1715), British actress who joined the King's Company about 1670. She was accordingly one of the first...
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Migration of the Bouteiller family to Ireland

Some of the Bouteiller family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Bouteiller migration to Canada

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Bouteiller name or one of its variants:

Bouteiller Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • André Bouteiller, son of André and Jeanne, married Angélique Chapacou, daughter of Jean-Simon and Marie, in Boucherville, Quebec on 1st September 1686 [1]
  • Jean Bouteiller, son of Nicolas and Françoise, married Marie Morin, daughter of Jacques and Louise, in Montreal, Quebec on 23rd June 1695 [1]
Bouteiller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Antoine Bouteiller, son of André and Angélique, married Louise Goyou, daughter of Guillaume and Madeleine, in Montreal, Quebec on 21st September 1715 [1]
  • François Bouteiller, son of Simon and Michelle, married Marguerite Viau, daughter of Jacques and Marie-Madeleine, in Longueuil, Quebec on 22nd January 1722 [1]
  • François Bouteiller, son of André and Marie-Angélique, married Marie-Charlotte Lanctot, daughter of François and Claire, in Longueuil, Quebec on 28th November 1725 [1]
  • François Bouteiller, son of François and Marie-Charlotte, married Marie-Anne Boyer, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in Longueuil, Quebec on 3rd July 1752 [1]
  • Michel Bouteiller, son of Antoine and Louise, married Marie-Josephte Prévost, daughter of René and Marie-Marguerite, in Varennes, Quebec on 15th October 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouteiller (post 1700)

    Historic Events for the Bouteiller family

    RMS Lusitania
    • Mrs. Elise Bouteiller, (née Schauring), American 1st Class Passenger, Maid to Loney family from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [2]

    Citations

    1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
    2. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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