When Maurice Jean Bourgeois was born on 25 March 1899, in Loreauville, Iberia, Louisiana, United States, his father, Jean Baptiste Augustin Bourgeois, was 27 and his mother, Marie Amelie LeBlanc, was 21. He lived in Iberia, Louisiana, United States in 1900. He died on 14 June 1978, in New Iberia, Iberia, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ville Platte, Evangeline, Louisiana, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: French Andre, Marcel, Emile, Alphonse, Armand, Camille, Gaston, Monique, Pierre, Lucien, Michel, Normand.
French: from bourgeois ‘burgher’ (from Old French burgeis, from burc ‘fortified town’), a status name for an inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a fortified town (see Bourg ). Compare Lebourgeois and also Boss , Burgess , and Bushway .
History: Jacques Bourgeois from France married Jeanne Trahan in Acadia c. 1643. Pierre Bourgeois from Poligny in Jura, France, married Marie-Louise Cléroux in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, QC, in 1753.