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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.

Bouvier Early Origins



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.

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Bouvier Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bouvier Early History


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Bouvier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouvier research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1376, 1391, 1430, 1500, 1519, 1544, 1677, 1700, 1743, 1744, and 1746 are included under the topic Early Bouvier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouvier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bouvier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bouvier 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



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
  • John Bouvier settled in Philadelphia in 1798

Bouvier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bouvier settled in Philadelphia in 1812
  • Pierre J Bouvier, aged 39, landed in Missouri in 1844

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 settled in Montreal in 1663
  • Urbain Bouvier settled in Montreal in 1694

Bouvier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

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

Bouvier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouvier (post 1700)


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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
  • Stanislas A. Bouvier, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Plainfield, 1906
  • J. Edward Bouvier, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Swanzey, 1956
  • George A. Bouvier, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Britain, 1908
  • John Bouvier, American (French born) lawyer and journalist, known for his Law Dictionary (1839)
  • Joseph Bouvier des Éclaz, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Brigadier-General Edmond Bouvier (1891-1971), French Commanding Officer during World War II
  • 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.)

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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: Festina lente
Motto Translation: Be quick without impetuosity.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Bouvier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouvier 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 13 September 2016 at 14:06.

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