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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 Lebourgeois family have grown. The name Lebourgeois was given to a member of the family who was a person known as a freeman. The name Lebourgeois 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.

Lebourgeois Early Origins



The surname Lebourgeois 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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Lebourgeois Spelling Variations


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Lebourgeois 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 Lebourgeois, some of which include Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourgeoys, Bourgeot, Le Bourgeois, de Bourgeois, Bourjois, Bourgès, Bourgeix and many more.

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Lebourgeois Early History


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Lebourgeois Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebourgeois 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 Lebourgeois History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lebourgeois Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lebourgeois 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 Lebourgeois 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 Lebourgeois 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 Lebourgeois were

Lebourgeois 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 Lebourgeois (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lebourgeois (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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lebourgeois Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lebourgeois 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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