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The Beauchemin name means "good road." The original bearer of this name must have lived on a high quality road, perhaps a highway.

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The surname Beauchemin was first found in Champagne.

Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Beauchemin, including Beauchemin, Bochemin and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beauchemin research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beauchemin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beauchemin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beauchemin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Nicholas Beauchemin, who lived in Quebec during the seventeenth century and died in Boucherville in 1693

Beauchemin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Marie-Renée Beauchemin was married in 1748 in Pte-aux-Trembles, Quebec

Beauchemin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Marie-Louise Beauchemin was married in Nicolet, Quebec two years later

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  • Joseph E. Beauchemin, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 13th Ward, 1938
  • François Beauchemin (b. 1980), Canadian professional (NHL) ice hockey player from Québec
  • Yves Beauchemin (b. 1941), Canadian Québécois novelist
  • Micheline Beauchemin (b. 1929), Canadian textile artist and tapestry weaver from Longeuil Quebec
  • Charles-Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian Québécois poet and physician


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  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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