Show ContentsBeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Directly translated, "le beau" means "the beautiful". One source states that the name Beau was given to those that appealed to both the eye and the mind. [1]

Early Origins of the Beau family

The surname Beau was first found in Poitou, where Nicolas Beau, a knight, was the Lord of Sainte-Gemme and Bourgneuf in 1309.

Early History of the Beau family

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Beau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beau, Lebeau, Lebeaux, Le beaux, Lebeault and others.

Early Notables of the Beau family (pre 1700)

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Beau Ranking

In France, the name Beau is the 882nd most popular surname with an estimated 5,815 people with that name. [2]

United States Beau migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel Beau, who landed in New York in 1715 [3]
  • Marie Beau, who arrived in America in 1715 [3]
  • Michel Beau, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [3]
  • Jacques Beau, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [3]
Beau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Barbara Beau, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [3]
  • Georg Wilhelm Beau, who arrived in America in 1862 [3]

Canada Beau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Elie Beau, who landed in Montreal in 1659

Australia Beau migration to Australia +

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

Beau Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Beau, English convict who was convicted in Beverley, East Riding, Yorkshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Barossa" on 27th August 1841, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beau (post 1700) +

  • Major-General Lucas Victor Beau Jr. (1895-1986), American Commanding Officer of San Berardino Air Depot (1942-1943) [5]
  • Heinie Beau (1911-1987), American jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist and clarinetist
  • Jean-Michel Beau (1943-2020), French gendarme who served during the Irish of Vincennes affair in 1982
  • Eldon Beau Boulter (b. 1942), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1985-89; Defeated, 1992; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988 [6]
  • Eldon Beau Boulter (b. 1942), American politician, Republican congressman from Texas (1985-1989)
  • Christopher Beau Landon (b. 1975), American screenwriter
  • Beau Benally, American actor, known for Pete & Cleo (2010), More Than Frybread (2011) and Blue Gap Boy'z (2008)
  • Beau Allred (b. 1965), American former Major League Baseball outfielder who played three seasons for the Cleveland Indians between 1989 and 1991
  • Beau Falloon (b. 1987), Australian rugby league player for the Gold Coast Titans
  • Beau Muston (b. 1987), Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn Football Club from 2009 to 2010

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  3. 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)
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th September 2020). Retrieved from
  5. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Lucas Beau. Retrieved from
  6. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook