The Dubourdieux name comes from that Medieval landscape of northwestern France known as Brittany
. The name Dubourdieux was originally derived from the family having lived in Brittany.
Early Origins of the Dubourdieux family
The surname Dubourdieux was first found in Brittany
, where the family held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Dubourdieux family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dubourdieux research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1175, 1420, 1423, 1535, 1700, 1616, 1671, 1616, 1671, 1601, 1668, 1597, 1700, 1642 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Dubourdieux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dubourdieux Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Dubourdieux include Bourdon, Bourdin, Bourdine, Bourdonneau and many more.
Early Notables of the Dubourdieux family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Jacques Bourdin, the Lord of Chars and of Villeines in the Touraine region, who became the secretary to Charles IX; Jacques Bourdon, bailiff of the duchy of Elbeuf; Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671), French painter and drawer in the city of Montpellier; François Louis Bourdon... Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dubourdieux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dubourdieux family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. 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. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 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 Dubourdieux 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 Dubourdieux were Jacques Bourdin, who settled in Quebec in 1665; Jacques Bourdon, who arrived in Louisiana in 1755; Michael Bourdine, who arrived in New York in 1801; Jean Bourdin, who settled in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1822.