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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : occupational name for a baker, originally the man responsible for dividing the dough into boules ‘balls’. The name is comparatively late in origin (12th century) and replaced the older Fournier only in northern France.
  • A bearer of the name Boulanger from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec city in 1671.

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