Bujold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bujold research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1770, 1771, 1784, 1834, 1839, 1849, 1852, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bujold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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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In Quebec, Canada, the name Bujold is the 463rd most popular surname. 
Migration of the Bujold family
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) ||+|
- Mandy Marie Brigitte Bujold (b. 1987), Canadian former amateur boxer who won gold medals in the women's flyweight category at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games, and won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
- Lois McMaster Bujold (b. 1949), American speculative fiction writer from Columbus, Ohio, who has won the Hugo Award for best novel four times
- Joseph Roger Rémi Bujold PC CM (b. 1944), Canadian lawyer and former politician
- Joseph Edèse Bujold (1919-2001), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1970 to 1974
- Guy Bujold, Canadian civil servant, former President and CEO of CANARIE Inc, former President of the Canadian Space Agency
- Geneviève Bujold (b. 1942), Canadian actress Academy Award nominated actress from Montreal, Quebec, best known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in the period drama film Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)