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Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from a diminutive of Bout, which in some cases is derived from Old French bout ‘end’, ‘extremity’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of a town or village, and in others from a Germanic personal name formed with bodo ‘messenger’.
  • Documented in Château Richer, Quebec, in 1661 is a Boutin from the Saintonge region of France with the secondary surname Laplante; and a Boutin or Bouterin is recorded in Charlesbourg in 1669. Other secondary surnames documented are Dubord and Langoumois.