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Where did the French Bussi family come from? What is the French Bussi family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bussi family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bussi family history?

The French name Bussi has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Normandy, for it was derived from when the Bussi family lived in Normandy, at Bussy-Le-Grand.


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Bussi, including Bussy, Bussie, Bussies, le Bussy, de Bussy, Bussi, Boussy, Boussie, Boussies, Boussi, de Boussi, Bousset, Boussey, de Boussey, Boucey, de Boucey, Bousser, Bussey, Busser, Bucy, Bushee and many more.

First found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bussi research. Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1180, 1174, 1228, 1370, 1670, 1549, 1579, 1618, 1693, 1794 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Bussi History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bussi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Bussi were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bussi were

Bussi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Bussi, who landed in Louisiana in 1824


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The Bussi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bussi 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 11 July 2014 at 10:41.

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