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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : regional name denoting someone from Burgundy (Old French Bourgogne), a region of eastern France having Dijon as its center. The area was invaded by the Burgundii, a Germanic tribe from whom it takes its name, in about ad 480. The duchy of Burgundy, created in 877 by Charles II, King of the Western Franks, was extremely powerful in the later Middle Ages, especially under Philip the Bold (1342–1404; duke from 1363).
  • A bearer of the surname from the Poitou region of France is recorded in Quebec city in 1667, with the secondary surname Bourguignon.

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