Show ContentsBeaucamp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Beaucamp is derived from the Old French words "beau", which means "beautiful", and "champs", which means "countryside" or "field". Therefore, it is classed as a topographical surname, which is a name that is taken from physical features or landmarks near where the family lived.

Early Origins of the Beaucamp family

The surname Beaucamp was first found in Poitou, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times. [1]

In the 1700's Joseph Beauchamp, judge and legislator, was an active member of his community and was considered as a man of dutiful purpose. He was elected deputy by his region at the council of "Cinq-Cents". Through the years the branches of the family became more prominent and achieved acclaim through their valuable and constant contributions to the community in which they lived.

Charles Grégoire Beauchamps was granted the title of Marquis in recognition of his dedication and faithful service and was promoted to the rank of Colonel for his action on the battlefield. Another noble member of this ancient family was Henri-Charles de Beauchamps, Lord of Charbonnières. Widely respected by his peers, he was elected deputy of the nobility at the Estates General for the Senechalsy of Saint-Jean-d'Angely on March 21, 1789.

Jacques Beauchamp, born in 1635, travelled from La Rochelle, France to Montreal, Canada in 1659 along with his wife, Marie Dardeyne, daughter of Pierre and Gillette (née Chaisson), and his son, Jacques. In Quebec he worked as a carpenter, farmer, and he also served in the military of Sainte-Famille. They remained together in Quebec until Jacques passed away at Pointe-aux-Trembles on 8th February 1693. [2]

Early History of the Beaucamp family

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Beaucamp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beauchamp, Beaucham, Beauchamps, Beauchanp, Beauchan, Beauchant, Beauchans, Beauchemp, Beauchem, Beauchemps, Beauchent, Beauchen, Beauchens, Beaucamp, Beaucamps, Bochamp, Bocham, Bochamps, Bochemp, Bauchamp, Baucham, Bauchamps, Bauchanp and many more.

Early Notables of the Beaucamp family (pre 1700)

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Beaucamp Ranking

In France, the name Beaucamp is the 7,033rd most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [3]

Migration of the Beaucamp family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: a Beauchamps, who settled in Rhode Island in 1686; Jacques Beauchamp, son of Pierre and Anne Bazinet, who married Anne Maguet in 1726 in Rivière-des-Prairies.

  1. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  2. Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
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