Last name: BOURCHIER

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BOURCHIER : This last name is indexed 44,325 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOURCHIER : 1: perhaps from Boursières in Haute-Saône. The name was early confused with other surnames especially through loss of /r/ before /s/ and /ʃ/ and may survive in Bouchier Bowcher Bowser and Boozer. The surname gave rise to a number of minor place-names in Essex: Bourchier's alias Bouchier's Hall in Aldham Bourchier's Hall in Messing; Bouchier's Grange in Great Coggeshall Bouchiers Chapel in Tollesbury Boarstye Fm and Bowser's Hall in Rivenhall (Essex) and Boose's Green in Colne Engayne. 2: perhaps a variant of Burchard or else Burcher (see Bircher). Compare Bouchier and Boucher which may be other forms of the same name.

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