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Noble surnames, such as Burpee, evoke images of the ancient province of Bourbonnais, which was the most central of all the French Provinces. The original bearer of the name Burpee, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Burpee family originally lived in a village in Bourbonnais, where early members of this lineage settled in the foothills of the region.

Burpee Early Origins



The surname Burpee was first found in Bourbonnais, a historic province in the centre of France, now part of the modern département of Allier and Cher.

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Burpee Spelling Variations


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Burpee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bourbeau, Bourbe, Bourbier, Bourbault, Bourbel, Burpeaux, Burpee and many more.

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Burpee Early History


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Burpee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burpee research. Another 27 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1834, 1840, 1847 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Burpee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burpee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burpee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name in this period was Louis-Olivier Bourbeau, a man of politics who lived during the nineteenth century. Born in Poitiers, he studied law and received his doctorate in 1834. He then entered the faculty of law in Poitiers in September 1840 as a supply professor, and the...

Another 94 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burpee 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 or some of its variants were: Marie Bourbeau, who lived in Rageot, Quebec, in 1677; Adrienne Bourbault was married in Charlesbourg in 1694.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burpee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burpee (post 1700)



  • Washington Atlee Burpee (1858-1915), American founder of the W. Atlee Burpee & Company in 1876, now known as Burpee Seeds
  • Brigadier-General Clarence Lemar Burpee (1894-1956), American Assistant Chief of Transportation Military Railways Division European Theater of Operations (1944-1945)
  • William A. Burpee, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Rocky Hill, 1946; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948
  • Samuel J. Burpee (b. 1837), American politician, Mayor of Marshall, Michigan, 1873-74
  • Lawrence Johnstone Burpee FRSC (1873-1946), Canadian librarian, historian and author from Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Charles Burpee (1817-1909), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Sunbury in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1887
  • Isaac Burpee PC (1825-1885), Canadian merchant, entrepreneur, and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for City and County of St. John, New Brunswick (1872-1885)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Burpee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burpee 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 25 November 2015 at 09:33.

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