The present generation of the Budreau family is only the most recent to bear a name that originated in that ancient area known as Languedoc
. Their name comes from having lived in Languedoc
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Budreau family
The surname Budreau was first found in Languedoc
, where the family was anciently established.
Early History of the Budreau family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Budreau research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1819, 1843, 1878 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Budreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Budreau Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Budreau include Boudreau, Boudreaux, Boudrot, Boudros, Boudrault, Boudreault, Boudriaux, Boudret, Boudereau, Boudereaux, Bouderot, Bouderos, Bouderault, Boudereault, Boudreiaux, Bouderet and many more.
Early Notables of the Budreau family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Michel Boudrot (Boudreau, Boudreaux), born in La Rochelle France, he emigrated to the Acadia and became Judge and Lieutenant General, Lieutenant-général et... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Budreau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Budreau 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 Budreau 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 Budreau were Jean Boudreau, the son of Martin Boudreau and of Marie Foucault, of Saint-Porchaire, in Charente-Inférieure, who arrived in New France around 1667. In 1671 he settled in the village of Royal, where he married Marie-Rose Vivien in 1673. He became a widower and later married É.
Contemporary Notables of the name Budreau (post 1700)
- Harold A. Budreau, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html