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Bujold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Bujold is a ancient French name that was first used in the province known today as Limousin. It was a name for someone who lived in Limousin, where this eminent family was established in early times, in a village in the department of Corrèze, in the district of Ussel.

Early Origins of the Bujold family


The surname Bujold was first found in Limousin, where this eminent family was established in early times, in a village in the department of Corrèze, in the district of Ussel.

Early History of the Bujold family


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Bujold 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, Bujold some of which are Bugeau, Bugeaud, Bugeaut, Bugeaux, Bugeauld, Bugeault, Bugeaulx, Bugeot, Bugeard, Buget, Bugette, Bujeau, Bujaud, Bujeaud, Bujaut, Bujeaut, Bujaux, Bujeaux, Bujauld, Bujeauld, Bujault, Bujeault, Bujaulx, Bujeaulx, Bujot, Bujeot, Bujard, Bujardet, Bujold, Bujet, Bujette, Bujon and many more.

Early Notables of the Bujold family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bujold 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 Bujold 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 Bujold were François Bugeault, who married Marie-Anne Raymond in Quebec City in 1746; and R. Bujon, who, at the age of 24; settled in Portland, ME in 1822.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bujold (post 1700)


  • Lois McMaster Bujold (b. 1949), American author
  • Joseph Roger Rémi Bujold PC, CM (b. 1944), former Canadian politician
  • Guy Bujold, former President of the Canadian Space Agency
  • Geneviève Bujold (b. 1942), Oscar-nominated Canadian actress

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