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

Bovard Early Origins



The surname Bovard 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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Bovard Spelling Variations


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Bovard 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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Bovard Early History


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Bovard Early History



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

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Bovard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bovard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bovard 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:

Bovard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Bovard, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bovard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bovard (post 1700)



  • Marion McKinley Bovard (1847-1891), American academic, 1st President of the University of Southern California (1880-1891)
  • George Finley Bovard (1856-1932), American academic, 4th President of the University of Southern California (1903-1921)
  • Alan J. Bovard (1906-1983), American college football player and coach who played from 1926-1929 and coached from 1947-1956
  • Harry F. Bovard, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920, 1928

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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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Bovard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bovard 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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