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The ancestors of the name Bouton date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bouton family lived in one of many places called Boughton throughout England. Settlements named Boughton were found in Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Northamptonshire. Great Boughton is found in Cheshire, and Kent was home to settlements called Boughton Aluph, Boughton Malherbe, Boughton Monchelsea, and Boughton under Blean.

Bouton Early Origins



The surname Bouton was first found in Warwickshire, where this "family of good antiquity, traced to Robert de Boreton, grandfather of William, who lived in the reign of Edward III. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"Downton Hall [in Downton, Shropshire], the seat of Sir William Rouse Boughton, Bart., to whom the whole property belongs, is a handsome mansion, approached by a beautiful avenue two miles in length, on a gradual ascent, from which the scenery is extensive, romantic, and mountainous, embracing the Titterstone and the Clee hills." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bouton Spelling Variations


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Bouton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bouton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bouton include: Boughton, Bourton, Borton, Boughten, Bourten, Borten, Bouton and many more.

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Bouton Early History


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Bouton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouton research. Another 407 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1760, 1780, 1747, 1821, 1791, 1794, 1893, 1963, 1600, 1656, 1628, 1680, 1632, 1683, 1663, 1716, 1689 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Bouton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bouton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir William Boughton, 1st Baronet (1600-1656) of Lawford in the County of Warwick; Sir Edward Boughton, 2nd Baronet (1628-1680); Sir William Boughton, 3rd...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouton 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bouton or a variant listed above:

Bouton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean Bouton, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Bouton, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635

Bouton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Nat Bouton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Jan Daniel Bouton, who settled in Philadelphia in 1739
  • Jean Daniel Bouton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Johan Daniel Bouton, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746-1747
  • Johann Daniel Bouton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746-1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bouton Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Antoine Bouton, who landed in Canada in 1698

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouton (post 1700)



  • Nathan Bouton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cortland County, 1858
  • Joseph W. Bouton (b. 1856), American Republican politician, Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania 48th District, 1903-29; Candidate for Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1918
  • Henry H. Bouton, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Steuben County 3rd District, 1853
  • Clarence E. Bouton, American politician, First Selectman of Darien, Connecticut, 1926-27
  • Arthur F. Bouton (b. 1872), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 29th District, 1923-26; Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 29th District, 1938
  • James Bouton (b. 1939), American baseball player, and writer
  • Joseph W Bouton (b. 1856), American lawyer and judge in Pennsylvania
  • Prisca-Alain Bouton, French Psychologist
  • Daniel Bouton (b. 1950), French civil servant and banker, Chairman and chief executive officer of Société Générale (1997-)
  • Georges Bouton (1847-1938), French automobile manufacturer, one of the founders of the De Dion-Bouton company

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Omne bonum Dei donum
Motto Translation: Every good is the gift of God.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  11. ...

The Bouton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouton 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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