Boileau Family History
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Boileau Name Meaning
French: from the Old French verb boi(re) ‘to drink’ + the definite article l’ + eau ‘water’, hence a nickname, perhaps for a teetotaler, perhaps for a drinker, or perhaps for someone who was so parsimonious he was prepared to run the risk of drinking water. Compare Drinkwater.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Belleau, Soileau, Bibeau, Beau, Valleau, Bordeau, Boisseau, Rouleau