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Boudreaux Family Origins & Migration  

This presentation of Boudreaux origins ans migration is based on the dates and places in the lineage chart constructed from genealogical research perfromed by Paula Jean Lawler and delivered to author's brother-in-law Charles H Boudreaux.


1600s: Before 1663, Claude Boudreaux was living in New France at Port Royal, Acadia [L'Acadie] which is now known as Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada. Claude and his kin lived in Acadia for three generations. Like the other Acadian families, their lands were seized and they were expelled by the British in the Great Expulsion of the mid 1700s.

1765: Following repatriation, Claude's great grandson Joseph Marie Boudreaux was born in France at Mordreuc [Mordreux in chart]. About forty years later, his son Renaud Toussaint Boudreaux was born at Plattenville, Louisiana in 1802. Plattenville was in the heart of the new Acadiana in Louisiana, still part of New France prior to the treaties and sale of the territory to the fledgling nation of the United States.

1838: Renaud's son Marshall P Boudreaux was born at Illinois, Missoruri, indicating that Renaud had migrated out of Louisiana, probably up the Mississippi River, to St Louis as did many others. Marshall Boudreaux settle in Vienna, Missouri southwest of St Louis where he established his family and where he remained until death in 1902. Marshall lived through the U.S. Civil War in a state loyal to the Union.

1875 - 1933: Marshall's son Joseph A Boudreaux, born in Vienna, Missouri, migrated to the area around Tulsa, Oklahoma where he died in 1933 at Chattanooga, Oklahoma. His descendants were born and lived in the general area in such communities as Claremore, Broken Arrow, Muskogee and others.

At the time Joseph arrived in Oklahoma from Missouri, Oklahoma was still a territory. It was admitted to the Union as a State in 1907. Joseph may well have been part of the land rush in the westward expansion of the U.S.

"Following the destruction of the Civil War, Oklahoma became a part of the booming cattle industry, ushering in the era of the cowboy.  Western expansion reached the territory in the late 1800s, sparking a controversy over the fate of the land.   Treaties enacted after the Civil War by the U.S. government forced the tribes to give up their communal lands and accept individual property allotments to make way for expansion." [http://www.state.ok.us/osfdocs/stinfo2.html]

300 years of migration - From France to Acadia and back to France, then onward to Louisiana, Missouri, and Oklahoma.



The village of Mordreuc is situated near the coast of the English Channel north of Rennes, west of Paris.

This line of Boudreauxs lived under these flags and perhaps more:


Royalist France

Acadia
in New France

Napoleanic France

State of Missouri

United States
15 Stars & 15 Stripes

Oklahoma 1925

Name Origin & Heraldic Arms  

TOP: is Boudreaux surname and variants at several web sites redrawn by author. The meaning of a winged woman as the sole symbol of the arms has not been discovered.

CENTER: generally apparently accepted by Boudreauxs in Canada.

BOTTOM: arms specifically granted to the Boudreaux Family Association by the Governor General of Nova Scotia in 2000. The text of his presentation, copied from http://www.gg.ca/media/doc.asp?lang=e&DocID=1210 follows:

Presentation of a Coat of Arms to l'Association des Boudreau Chéticamp, Nova Scotia Sunday, February 20, 2000. "It is a great pleasure to be here, to present the coat of arms to "l'Association des Boudreau." And I have to say how happy I am that the Herald for this occasion is a Boudreau, too! It's rather fitting.

A coat of arms is an ancient way of telling the world who you are. It is a way of showing, through various symbols, your heritage, your beliefs. And I know how much work, how much thought, goes into creating a coat of arms – my own was created just last fall. So I know how important it is, how badly you want to get everything "just right" – so that this symbol tells the world the story you want it to tell. I think you have succeed in doing just that with this coat of arms.

The Boudreau family has a long history in this area, and sharing it with the rest of us helps to tell the story of our heritage. You've been told how Michel Boudrot arrived in Acadie around 1639. In the years since, his descendants have spread across this continent and around the world. I understand that 2,200 of you got together in 1994, and 1000 in 1999 – that's quite a family.

But it just about didn't have this chance to grow. Like other Acadian families, you can gather today thanks to the determination of your ancestors, who didn't let racism and discrimination stand in their way. Despite the adversity, they built lives and families – and even returned to the land from which they had been forced. Your ancestors helped to build this community, to shape the way it grew. And today, you continue to be a force in the success of this wonderful community that is Chéticamp.

This coat of arms highlights the links between you and your history – the close bonds you, as Acadians, keep with your heritage. The colours blue and red recall the Acadian flag, and the star of Mary also refers to your Acadian heritage. The anchor shows your historic ties to seafaring, and with the crown reminds us of the original settling of Port Royal. Michel Boudrot's service as a Magistrate is seen in the scale, and his eleven children – the parents of the generations of Boudreau's that spread around the world – are recalled in the eleven "fleurs de lys" – which of course also symbolize the French presence in Acadia.

It's a very striking, and of course very meaningful, symbol of your family. It is a great honour for me to be in Chéticamp today, the first Governor General to visit here. I am happy to be able to recognize in this way your family and your contributions to this country.

I am looking forward to having the chance to visit with you during the reception that will follow this ceremony. But first, I am looking forward to the entertainment – another great part of the culture and heritage here. I just have to say that, as much as I heard it is a real Chéticamp experience, I'm awfully glad the only suête I'll be witnessing today is La Swing du Suête.

Thank you."







250 SPELLING VARIATIONS for surname BOUDREAUX

BOUDROT - ORIGINAL SPELLING FROM FRANCE

BOUDREAU - VERY COMMON IN NORTHERN UNITED STATES

BOUDREAU/BOUDREAULT - MOST COMMON SPELLINGS IN CANADA

BOUDREAUX - MOST COMMON SPELLING IN LOUISIANA

BAUDREAU - NOW THE GRAVELINE LINE (CONNECTION UNKNOWN)

BAUDAUX BODROTTE BOUDREAULT BOUDROUT BAUDEAU BOIDREAU BOUDREAULY BOUDROUTE BAUDEAUX BOIDREAUX 

BOUDREAUOT BOUDROUTT BAUDRAU BOODREAU BOUDREAUS BOUDROUTTE BAUDRAUD BOODREAUX BOUDREAUT BOUDROUV

BAUDRAUL BOODRO BOUDREAUX BOUDROUX BAUDRAULT BOODROT BOUDREAUZ BOUDROW BAUDRAUX BOODROTT 

BOUDREAV BOUDROX BAUDREAU BOODROTTE BOUDREAX BOUDROY BAUDREAUX BOUCHEAU BOUDRECY BOUDRU BAUDRIAU 

BOUCHEAUX BOUDREGUX BOUDRUX BAUDRIAULT BOUDAER BOUDREMINE BOUDRY BAUDRIAUX BOUDEAU BOUDREN 

BOUDRYE BAUDRIL BOUDEAUX BOUDRENAU BOUDUAER BAUDRILLE BOUDEREAU BOUDRENAUX BOUDUAU BAUDRIO 

BOUDEREAUX BOUDRENN BOUDURANT BAUDRIOT BOUDERIOU BOUDREO BOUDURESTBAUDRIOTE BOUDERO BOUDREOT 

BOURDEAU BAUDRIOTT BOUDEROT BOUDREOU BOURDEAUX BAUDRIOTTE BOUDEROTE BOUDREOUX BOURDEAX BAUDROP 

BOUDEROTT BOUDREOX BOURDELAU BAUDROT BOUDEROTTE BOUDREQU BOURDEOUS BAUDROTE BOUDET BOUDRESS 

BOURDEOUX BAUDROTT BOUDEUAX BOUDRET BOURDEOX BAUDROTTE BOUDINOT BOUDRETE BOURDEREAU BAUDROUET 

BOUDOT BOUDRETH BOURDEREAUX BAUDRUP BOUDOUAER BOUDRETT BOURDERIAU BAUTREAU BOUDRA BOUDRETTE 

BOURDEZEAU BAUTREAUX BOUDRAND BOUDREU BOURDO BAUTUREAU BOUDRANT BOUDREUAX BOURDREAU BEAUDREAU 

BOUDRAT BOUDREUX BOURDREAUX BEAUDREAULT BOUDRAU BOUDREW BOURDRIAU BEAUDREAUX BOUDRAUAX BOUDREY 

BOURDRIAUX BEAUDREU BOUDRAUD BOUDREZ BOUTEAUX BEAUDREW BOUDRAUDE BOUDRGAU BOUTREAU BEAUDRIAU 

BOUDRAUL BOUDRI BOUTREAUX BEAUDRIAULT BOUDRAULT BOUDRIA BUDEREAU BEAUDRIAUX BOUDRAUT BOUDRIAS 

BUDEREAUX BEAUDRIEAU BOUDRAUTT BOUDRIAU BUDERO BEAUDRIEAUX BOUDRAUX BOUDRIAULT BUDEROT 

BEAUDRO BOUDRAY BOUDRIAUT BUDEROTE BEAUDROLT BOUDRAYE BOUDRIAUX BUDEROTT 

BEAUDROT BOUDRCAU BOUDRIE BUDEROTTE BEAUDROTE BOUDRE BOUDRIEAU BUDRAU BEAUDROTT BOUDREA 

BOUDRIEAUX BUDRAUX BEAUDROTTE BOUDREAL BOUDRIEU BUDREAU BEAUDRU BOUDREALT BOUDRIEUX BUDREAUX

BODEAU BOUDREAMS BOUDRIS BUDREO BODEAUX BOUDREAN BOUDRISSA BUDREOX BODEREAU BOUDREANE BOUDRLAU 

BUDRO BODEREAUT BOUDREANLT BOUDRO BUDROT BODEREAUX BOUDREAO BOUDRODE BUDROTE BODERO BOUDREAOU 

BOUDROIX BUDROTT BODEROT BOUDREAOUX BOUDRON BUDROTTE BODEROTE BOUDREAU BOUDROS BUDROUS

BODEROTT BOUDREAUC BOUDROSE BUDROUV BODEROTTE BOUDREAUD BOUDROT BUDROW BODREAU BOUDREAUF 

BOUDROTE BUDROX BODREAUX BOUDREAUH BOUDROTT BURDRO BODRO BOUDREAUK BOUDROTTE DE BOURDEAUX

BODROT BOUDREAUL BOUDROU DE BOUREAUX BODROTE BOUDREAULF BOUDROUA BODROTT BOUDREAULK BOUDROUS
Source: http://www.boudreauxfamily.org/

[ The variety of spellings makes research of a general nature more difficult. For example, Ancestry.com shows 76 Boudreauxs fought in Civil War, all on Confederate side. Yet, Missouri was mostly a Unionist state. A search to find all the surname related persons would require searching on each spelling variant. Author ]





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