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Bouvier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The long and noble heritage behind the name of Bouvier first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Bouvier family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Bouvier was an occupational name for a person who worked in a cowshed. Looking back further, we find the name Bouvier was derived from the Old French word boverie, which means a stable for oxen.

Early Origins of the Bouvier family


The surname Bouvier was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where bearers of this family name and their ancestors have been located since ancient times.

Early History of the Bouvier family


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Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1376, 1391, 1430, 1519, 1500, 1544, 1677, 1744, 1743, 1746, 1700, 1648, 1717 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Bouvier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bouvier Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouvier, Bouviez, Bouviet, Bouviest, Bouviait, Bouviais, Bouviaie, Bouviaies, Buvier, Buviez, Buviet, Buviest, Buviait, Buviais, Buviaies, Buviaie, Buviaies, Bouvié, Buvié, De Bouvier, Le Bouvier, De Buvier, Le Buvier and many more.

Early Notables of the Bouvier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bouvier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bouvier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Julien Bouvier, who landed in New York in 1795 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Bouvier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Bouvier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bouvier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1812
  • Pierre J Bouvier, aged 39, who landed in Missouri in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bouvier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Michel Bouvier, who arrived in Montreal in 1653
  • Matburine Bouvier, who landed in Montreal in 1659
  • Michel Bouvier, who settled in Montreal in 1663
  • Urbain Bouvier, who settled in Montreal in 1694

Bouvier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michel Bouvier, who settled in Quebec in 1718
  • Jean-Baptiste Bouvier, who settled in Quebec in 1754
  • François Bouvier, who settled in Quebec in 1784

Bouvier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • François Bouvier, who settled in Quebec in 1811
  • Alexic Bouvier, who settled in Quebec in 1847
  • Isaïe Bouvier, who settled in Quebec in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Bouvier (post 1700)


  • Jacqueline Lee Bouvier (1929-1994), Maiden name of the wife of the 35th president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • John Bouvier, American (French born) lawyer and journalist, known for his Law Dictionary (1839)
  • Stanislas A. Bouvier, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. Edward Bouvier, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Swanzey, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George A. Bouvier, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1908 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph Bouvier des Éclaz, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Joseph Bouvier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Brigadier-General Edmond Bouvier (1891-1971), French Commanding Officer during World War II [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Edmond Bouvier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bouvier/Edmond-Jean/France.html
  • Eugène Louis Bouvier (1856-1944), French entomologist and carcinologist
  • Hélène Bouvier (1905-1978), French mezzo-sopano
  • Charles Bouvier (1898-1964), Swiss Olympic bobsledder
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Bouvier 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: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Joseph Bouvier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Edmond Bouvier. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bouvier/Edmond-Jean/France.html

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