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Bouyle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: French, Irish

The region of ancient France known as Auvergne is where the name Bouyle was born. Bouyle was a name for someone who lived as a "dweller near the birch trees," deriving its origin from the Latin word betullia which means birch tree. It is associated with the medieval region Auvergne, called Aveyron today. It is in south central France, on the Massíf Central.

Early Origins of the Bouyle family

The surname Bouyle was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Bouyle family

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Bouyle Spelling Variations

Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Bouyle some of which are Bouille, Bouill, Bouile, Bouylle, Bouyll, Buille, Buile, Bhouille and many more.

Early Notables of the Bouyle family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bouyle family to the New World and Oceana

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bouyle has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bouyle were Jean Bouille, son of Jean and Françoise Tical of Richemont, diocese of Saintes, Angoumois married Elisabeth Sincennes, daughter of Denis and Marguerite Landry in 1760 at Sainte-Foy in Qué.

The Bouyle 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: A vero bello Christi
Motto Translation: From the war of Christ

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