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Debouvens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Debouvens family

The surname Debouvens was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been traced back to ancient times.

Early History of the Debouvens family

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Debouvens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bouvens, Bouven, Bouvon, Bouvons, Boutven, Boutvens, Boutvon, Boutvons, Bouvant, Buvens, de Bouvens, des Bouvens and many more.

Early Notables of the Debouvens family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Debouvens family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Louis Bouvet settled in New York State in 1775; Sophia Boven settled in New York City in 1846; Arni Eli Bovet settled in Philadelphia in 1860.

Contemporary Notables of the name Debouvens (post 1700)

  • Charles de Bouvens (1750-1830), French pulpit orator, who fled Paris during the French Revolution

The Debouvens 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: Plus n'est possible
Motto Translation: More is possible

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