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The French name Beauchesne first arose during the Medieval period in the peninsula of Brittany. It is derived from when the family having lived in Bretagne.

Beauchesne Early Origins



The surname Beauchesne was first found in Britanny (Bretagne).

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Beauchesne Spelling Variations


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Beauchesne Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Beauchesne, including Beauchesne, Beau-Chesne, De Beauchesne and others.

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Beauchesne Early History


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Beauchesne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beauchesne research. Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1225, 1280, 1371, 1381, 1420, 1429, 1430, 1442, 1453, 1478, 1483, 1513, 1533, 1709, 1721, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Beauchesne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beauchesne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beauchesne Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst this name at this time was Claude-Nicolas, who was Captain of the Dragons in 1709, and knight of Saint-Louis in 1721. René Adelstan Guesdon, Marquis of Beauchesne, was an archaeologist in Paris in 1858...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beauchesne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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 Beauchesne 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 Beauchesne were an explorer, who arrived at Racine, Quebec, in 1715.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beauchesne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beauchesne (post 1700)



  • George E. Beauchesne, American politician, Mayor of Biddeford, Maine, 1934
  • Arthur R. Beauchesne, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Newmarket, 1956

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    7. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Beauchesne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beauchesne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 10:28.

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