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The early French language of the northwestern region known as Britanny is the soil from which the many generations of the Le bourgeois family have grown. The name Le bourgeois was given to a member of the family who was a person known as a freeman. The name Le bourgeois is derived from the Old French word bourgeois, which in medieval times was used to refer to the free men of a town. Free-man were those whose status was between the noble classes and the serfs who were obligated to work of the feudal estates of the lords.

Le bourgeois Early Origins



The surname Le bourgeois was first found in Brittany, where the family first originated and maintained their status as one of the more distinguished families of the region.

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Le bourgeois Spelling Variations


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Le bourgeois Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Le bourgeois, some of which include Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourgeoys, Bourgeot, Le Bourgeois, de Bourgeois, Bourjois, Bourgès, Bourgeix and many more.

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Le bourgeois Early History


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Le bourgeois Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Le bourgeois research. Another 517 words (37 lines of text) covering the years 1437, 1507, 1711, 1666, 1671, 1663, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811, 1620, 1700, 1851, 1927, 1920, 1857 and 1945 are included under the topic Early Le bourgeois History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Le bourgeois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Le bourgeois Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Marguerite Bourgeoys, C.N.D., (1620-1700), born in Troyes, France, she was the French foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal; Charles Le Bourgeois, squire and...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Le bourgeois Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and 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 Le bourgeois 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 Le bourgeois were

Le bourgeois Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacques LeBourgeois, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718-1724

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Contemporary Notables of the name Le bourgeois (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Le bourgeois (post 1700)



  • Julien Johnson LeBourgeois (1923-2012), American vice admiral of the United States Navy, President of the Naval War College
  • Yvan Lebourgeois (b. 1962), French retired footballer who played from 1984 to 1997

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
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    The Le bourgeois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Le bourgeois 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 22 April 2014 at 09:05.

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