Meaning and Origin of: Boulanger

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.