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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 [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

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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
  • 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.)

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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



  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

Other References

  1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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 17 March 2017 at 01:41.

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