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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.

Beaudreau Early Origins



The surname Beaudreau was first found in Languedoc, where the family was anciently established.

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Beaudreau Spelling Variations


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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.

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Beaudreau Early History


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Beaudreau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaudreau research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1819, 1843, 1875, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Beaudreau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beaudreau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beaudreau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beaudreau 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



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 Quebe c. 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 Élisabeth Pivain in Charlesbourg in 1689. Pierre Boudrot, Michel Boudrot, Amant Boudrot, Joseph Boudrot and his wife, Marie, and Remis Boudreaux all arrived in Maryland in 1763. Étienne Boudreault settled Quebec, where he was a solicitor from 1817 to 1825.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaudreau (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Beaudreau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beaudreau 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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