The early French language of the northwestern region known as Britanny is the soil from which the many generations of the Lebourgeoix family have grown. The name Lebourgeoix was given to a member of the family who was a person known as a freeman. The name Lebourgeoix 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.
Early Origins of the Lebourgeoix family
The surname Lebourgeoix was first found in Brittany
, where the family first originated and maintained their status as one of the more distinguished families of the region.
Early History of the Lebourgeoix family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebourgeoix 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 Lebourgeoix History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lebourgeoix Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations
of this name, Lebourgeoix some of which are Bourgeois, Bourgois, Bourgeoys, Bourgeot, Le Bourgeois, de Bourgeois, Bourjois, Bourgès, Bourgeix and many more.
Early Notables of the Lebourgeoix family (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 Lebourgeoix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lebourgeoix family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year 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 Lebourgeoix 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 Lebourgeoix were Jeanne Trahan, who settled in Acadia in 1636; Marguerite Bourgeoys, 33; who arrived in Montreal in 1653; another Marguerite Bourgeoys, who settled in Montreal in 1659.