Beaumont History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Beaumont is a topographic local name, which is a form of hereditary surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a physical feature of the geography in the area where the original bearer lived or held land. The surname means "beautiful mountain" and it is certain that the original bearer lived in mountainous terrain.

Early Origins of the Beaumont family

The surname Beaumont was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Beaumont family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaumont research. Another 343 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1080, 1584, 1616, and 1745 are included under the topic Early Beaumont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beaumont Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beaumont, Beaumon, Beaumons, Beaumonte, Beaumone, Beaumeau, Beaumau, Beaumaux, Beaumau, Beaumond, Beaumeaux, de Beaumont, Beaummont, Beaummon, Beaummons, Beaummonte, Beaummone, Beaummeau, Beaummau, Beaummaux, Beaummau, Beaummond, Beaummeaux, Baumont, Baumon, Baumons, Baumonte, Baumone, Baumeau, Baumau, Baumaux, Baumond, Baumeaux, Bomont, Bomau, Bomond, Bomonte, Bomone, Bomeau, Bomaux, Bomeaux, de Beaumont, de Beaumon, de Beaumons, de Beaumonte, de Beaumone, de Beaumeau, de Beaumau, de Beaumaux, de Beaumau, de Beaumond, de Beaumeaux, DeBeaumont, DeBeaummont, DeBeaummon, DeBeaummons, DeBeaummonte, DeBeaummone, DeBeaummeau, DeBeaummau, DeBeaummaux, DeBeaummau and many more.

Early Notables of the Beaumont family (pre 1700)

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United States Beaumont migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beaumont Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Beaumont, who landed in Connecticut in 1635 [1]
  • David Beaumont, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [1]
  • Thomas Beaumont, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [1]
  • James Beaumont, who settled in America in 1665
  • Mary Beaumont, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Beaumont Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Geo Beaumont, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Beaumont Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Beaumont, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • John Beaumont, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • Andrew Beaumont, who settled in New England in 1805
  • Andrew Beaumont, aged 17, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Andw Beaumont, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Beaumont migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beaumont Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Vincent Beaumont, son of Vincent and Jeanne, who married Marguerite Fasche, daughter of Nicolas and Catherine, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 27th October 1692 [2]
Beaumont Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jean-Baptiste Beaumont, son of Etienne and Jeanne, who married Élisabeth De Vanchy, daughter of Pierre and Geneviève, in Montreal, Quebec on 12th January 1701 [2]
  • Vincent Beaumont, son of Vincent and Marguerite, who married Françoise Lecompte, daughter of Aimé and Anne, in Saint-François-de-Sales, on 15th September 1718 [2]
  • Pierre Beaumont, son of Vincent and Marguerite, who married Marie-Anne Jean, daughter of Pierre and Catherine, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 24th November 1722 [2]
  • François Beaumont, son of Antoine and Madeleine, who married Françoise Boucher, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Saint-Laurent, Quebec on 6th January 1738 [2]
  • Antoine Beaumont, son of Antoine and Madeleine, who married Agnès Supernant, daughter of Laurent and Jeanne, in Montreal, Quebec on 27th July 1740 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Beaumont migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Beaumont Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Beaumont, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Henry Beaumont, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]
  • Caroline M. Beaumont, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]
  • Charles Frederick Beaumont, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]
  • Cyrus Beaumont, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Beaumont migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Beaumont Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Beaumont, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Robert Beaumont, aged 30, a baker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Elizabeth Beaumont, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Mr. James Beaumont, (b. 1829), aged 30, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th January 1860 [5]
  • Mrs. Hannah Beaumont, (b. 1832), aged 27, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Roman Emperor" arriving in Lyttlelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 26th January 1860 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Beaumont (post 1700) +

  • Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), American Hollywood screenwriter
  • Arthur Beaumont, American painter, who was an official painter for the U.S. Navy
  • William Beaumont (1796-1853), American surgeon, who revolutionized the study of gastric digestion
  • Eugene Hugh Beaumont (1909-1982), American actor and television director best known for his portrayal of Ward Cleaver in the TV sitcom Leave It To Beaver
  • John W. Beaumont (1858-1941), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1912-15 [6]
  • John E. Beaumont, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2008 [6]
  • Frank Beaumont, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1990, 1992 [6]
  • Dina Beaumont, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988 [6]
  • Campbell Eben Beaumont (1883-1954), American Democrat politician, Fresno County District Attorney, 1918-21; Superior Court Judge in California, 1921-39; U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California, 1939-54 [6]
  • Andrew Beaumont (1790-1853), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1821-22, 1826, 1849; Postmaster; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1833-37 [6]
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mr. Earl Aubrey Beaumont (1917-1979), Canadian passenger, from Canada aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [7]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. James Beaumont, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [8]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. James Ammon Beaumont, American Seaman Second Class from Texas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [9]


The Beaumont Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide
Motto Translation: Trust, but in whom take care.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from http://www.erebus.co.nz/memorialandawards/rollofremembrance.aspx
  8. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  9. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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