Beaudreau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The present generation of the Beaudreau family is only the most recent to bear a name that originated in that ancient area known as Languedoc. Their name comes from having lived in Languedoc, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Beaudreau family
The surname Beaudreau was first found in Languedoc, where the family was anciently established.
The members of the family also settled in other regions of France, where several of them distinguished themselves. Jean-Baptiste Boudrot was born in Tixey, in Côte-d'Or, in 1819, into a family of cultivators. He was ordained in 1843 and became a scholar. Among his writings were "L'hôtel-Dieu de Beaune" (1878) and "Le jugement dernier" (1875).
Jean Boudreau, born in 1643, son of Martin and Marie (née Foucault), travelled from Charente-Inferieure, France to Canada in 1667. He married Marie-Rose Vivien on 13th September 1673. His second marriage was in Charlesbourg on 13th December 1689 to Elizabeth Pivain. 
Early History of the Beaudreau family
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Beaudreau Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Beaudreau, some of which include Boudreau, Boudreaux, Boudrot, Boudros, Boudrault, Boudreault, Boudriaux, Boudret, Boudereau, Boudereaux, Bouderot, Bouderos, Bouderault, Boudereault, Boudreiaux, Bouderet and many more.
Early Notables of the Beaudreau family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Michel Boudrot (Boudreau, Boudreaux), born in La Rochelle France, he emigrated to the Acadia and became Judge and Lieutenant General, Lieutenant-général et...
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Migration of the Beaudreau family
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Beaudreau were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beaudreau were Jean Boudreau, the son of Martin Boudreau and of Marie Foucault, of Saint-Porchaire, in Charente-Inférieure, who arrived in New France around 1667. In 1671 he settled in the village of Royal, where he married Marie-Rose Vivien in 1673. He became a widower and later married É.
Contemporary Notables of the name Beaudreau (post 1700) +
- Tommy Beaudreau, American Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (2010-2014)
- Raoul H. Beaudreau (b. 1882), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928; Superior Court Judge in Massachusetts, 1940 
- Alexander Beaudreau, Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Saskatchewan (1912-1917)
- Joseph Beaudreau (1826-1869), Canadian farmer and politician who represented Richelieu in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1861 to 1863
Related Stories +
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html