is the region of ancient France from which the name Beaucage was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Bretagne, where this lineage held a family seat
dating back to ancient times.
Early Origins of the Beaucage family
The surname Beaucage was first found in Britanny (Bretagne) where this lineage held a family seat
dating back to ancient times.
Early History of the Beaucage family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaucage research.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the year 1700 is included under the topic Early Beaucage History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beaucage Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Beaucage is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Beaucage, Bocage, De Beaucage, De Bocage and others.
Early Notables of the Beaucage family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Pierre François Touze De Bocage was a comedy actor during the XIII century who made his debut in romantic theatre. As well, he wrote almost twenty plays. Paul Touzé Bocage was... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaucage Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beaucage family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Beaucage has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beaucage were
Beaucage Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Simeon Beaucage was a laborer in Sorel in 1871
Beaucage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Eugene Beaucage was a baker in Montreal in 1891
Contemporary Notables of the name Beaucage (post 1700)
- George Beaucage (1893-1951), American Democrat politician, Member of Rhode Island State Senate, 1933-51 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Gregory Beaucage, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati