The name Beauchemp is derived from the Old French words "beau," which means "beautiful," and "champs," which means "countryside" or "field." As such, it is classed as a topographical surname, that is, one taken from physical features or landmarks near where the family lived.
Early Origins of the Beauchemp family
The surname Beauchemp was first found in Poitou, where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Beauchemp family
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Beauchemp 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 Beauchemp family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beauchemp family to the New World and Oceana
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.