The name Beauclerc is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a learned or good clerk
having derived from the Old French bon clerc.
Early Origins of the Beauclerc family
The surname Beauclerc was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Beauclerc family
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Beauclerc Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Beauclerc are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Beauclerc include Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.
Early Notables of the Beauclerc family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beauclerc family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beauclerc or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.