French royal family, and especially Louis XVI, in gratitude for the essential support he had given to the rebel colonists.
line of French kings (who also ruled in Naples and Spain), of whom it was proverbially said, "they learn nothing and forget nothing." The royal family ruled in France 1589-1792 and 1815-1848; its name is from Bourbon l'Archambault, chief town of a lordship in central France, probably from Borvo, name
of a local Celtic deity associated with thermal springs, whose name probably is related to Celt. borvo "foam, froth."