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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Bouyer 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 Bouyer 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 Bouyer was an occupational name for a person who worked in a cowshed. Looking back further, we find the name Bouyer was derived from the Old French word boverie, which means a stable for oxen.

Bouyer Early Origins



The surname Bouyer 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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Bouyer Spelling Variations


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Bouyer 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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Bouyer Early History


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Bouyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouyer 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 Bouyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bouyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bouyer 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:

Bouyer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jean Bouyer, who landed in New York, NY in 1693
  • Madeleine Bouyer, who landed in New York, NY in 1693

Bouyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gabriel Bouyer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

Bouyer Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Anne Bouyer, aged 23, landed in Canada in 1657
  • Philippe Bouyer, who arrived in Montreal in 1676

Bouyer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Bouyer, who landed in Canada in 1714

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouyer (post 1700)



  • Cleo Doris Bouyer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961

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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. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Bouyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouyer 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 29 January 2016 at 09:40.

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