Origins Available: French, Scottish
Brittany that was derived from the Old French personal name Bertet, which is composed of the Germanic elements behrt, which means bright or famous, and wald, which means rule.
Early Origins of the Beards family
Early History of the Beards family
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Beards Spelling Variations
spelling variations of this name, Beards some of which are Béard, Beard, Béart, Beart, Béar and many more.
Early Notables of the Beards family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beards family to the New World and Oceana
Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Beards has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beards were
Beards Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Beards (post 1700)
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