The Beauchemin name means "good road." The original bearer of this name must have lived on a high quality road, perhaps a highway.
The surname Beauchemin was first found in Champagne.
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Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Beauchemin, including Beauchemin, Bochemin and others.
Notable amongst the family during this period was Albert Beauchemin, a stenographer in Montreal, Quebec, one of the early bearers of this name in New France; as well as Albini Beauchemin, a cabinet maker; Arthur Beauchemin, a tailor in West-Shefford, Canada. C.F... Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beauchemin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.