Beauclair History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Beauclair comes from when its first bearer worked as a manufacturer of buckles having derived from the Old French word bouclier, which literally means buckle-maker

Early Origins of the Beauclair family

The surname Beauclair was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Beauclair family

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Beauclair Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Beauclair include Buckler, Bucklar, Bukler and others.

Early Notables of the Beauclair family (pre 1700)

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Beauclair Ranking

In France, the name Beauclair is the 8,546th most popular surname with an estimated 500 - 1,000 people with that name. [1]

United States Beauclair migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beauclair or a variant listed above:

Beauclair Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Simon Beauclair, who arrived in America in 1777 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beauclair (post 1700) +

  • Cynthia Beauclair, American animator, known for her work on Meow Wolf: Origin Story (2018)
  • Wilfried de Beauclair (1912-2020), Swiss-born German engineer and computer scientist
  • Flight Lieutenant D. A. Beauclair, British RAFO officer, mentioned in dispatches at the 1946 New Year Honours
  • Claude Beauclair, French actor, known for Kiss of Fire (1956), Une fille sur la route (1952) and Andrea Chenier (1955)
  • Conny de Beauclair, German actor, known for Haider lebt-1. April 2021 (2002), Step on It (2002) and Julia-Eine ungewöhnliche Frau (1999)
  • Aida de Beau Clair, French actress, known for her work on Artistenrevue (1926)
  • Henri Eugène Amédée Beauclair (1860-1919), French poet, novelist, and journalist

The Beauclair Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidelis usque ad mortem
Motto Translation: Faithful even unto death.

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook