Bussie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The French name Bussie 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 Bussie family lived in Normandy, at Bussy-Le-Grand.

Early Origins of the Bussie family

The surname Bussie was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bussie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bussie research. Another 255 words (18 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 Bussie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bussie 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, Bussie some of which are 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.

Early Notables of the Bussie family (pre 1700)

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Bussie migration to the United States

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 Bussie 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 Bussie were

Bussie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Bussie, who settled in Virginia in 1649
  • Eliz Bussie, who landed in Virginia in 1649 [1]
  • John Bussie, who settled in Barbados in 1678

Contemporary Notables of the name Bussie (post 1700)

  • Victor Bussie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1956, 1960 [2]
  • Fran Martinez Bussie, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996, 2004 [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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