Busson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Auvergne in ancient France was the home of the first family to use the name Busson which was a name for someone who lived near a thicket of bushes, as the name was derived from the Old French word buisson, which means thicket or bushes.

Early Origins of the Busson family

The surname Busson was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.

Early History of the Busson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Busson research. Another 467 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1610, 1607, 1633, 1674, 1676, 1484, 1604, 1588, 1614, 1789, 1667, 1706 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Busson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Busson Spelling Variations

There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Buisson, Buison, Buizon, Buysson, Bhuisson, Dubuisson, Bouisson, Bouissou, Buissonnet, Buissonnière, Buisset, Buissard, Boysson, Boisson, Le Buisson and many more.

Early Notables of the Busson family (pre 1700)

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Busson Ranking

In France, the name Busson is the 840th most popular surname with an estimated 6,088 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Busson family

By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Busson has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Busson were Louis Buisson settled in Louisiana in 1752; and François-Joseph Buisson who married Marguerite Houde in Laneuville in Québec on April 28; 1715..


Contemporary Notables of the name Busson (post 1700) +

  • Enoch Busson, American politician, Postmaster at Montgomery Court House, Maryland, 1813-14 [2]


The Busson Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper virens
Motto Translation: Always flourishing.


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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