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Where did the English Beaumont family come from? What is the English Beaumont family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beaumont family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beaumont family history?

Beaumont is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Beaumont family lived in Dorset and Gloucestershire. The geographical derivation of the name, however, does not stem from these locations, but relates to numerous areas in France, which are so named.


Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Beaumont, Beaumond, Beamond, Beamont, Beamonte, Beamonde, Bellmont, Belmont, Beomont, Beumond, Bewmont, Bewmonte, Bellemont, Beumont, Beaumount, Bewmount, Bowmont, Bowmaunt and many more.

First found in Dorset and Gloucestershire, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaumont research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1584, 1616, 1929, 1305, 1340, 1309, 1438, 1507, 1585, 1616, 1616, 1699, 1638, 1689, 1679, 1689, 1636, 1701, 1685, 1689, 1676, 1668 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Beaumont History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 243 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaumont Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Beaumont family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Beaumont name or one of its variants:

Beaumont Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Beaumont, who landed in Connecticut in 1635
  • David Beaumont, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Thomas Beaumont, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • Jas Beaumont settled in America in 1665
  • Mary Beaumont, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Beaumont Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Geo Beaumont, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764

Beaumont Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jas Beaumont, who landed in America in 1805
  • John Beaumont, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Andrew Beaumont settled in New England in 1805
  • Andrew Beaumont, aged 17, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Andw Beaumont, who arrived in America in 1805

Beaumont Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis-Marie-Joseph Beaumont, son of François and Françoise Boucher, married Marie-Rose Gauthier, daughter of Amable and Jeanne Legault-Deslauriers, in 1780 in Québec

Beaumont Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Beaumont, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Henry Beaumont arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839
  • Caroline M. Beaumont arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839
  • Charles Frederick Beaumont arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839
  • Cyrus Beaumont arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839

Beaumont Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Beaumont landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Robert Beaumont, aged 30, a baker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Elizabeth Beaumont, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Thomas Beaumont, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
  • Charles Beaumont, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872


  • William Beaumont (1796-1853), American surgeon, who revolutionized the study of gastric digestion
  • Arthur Beaumont, American painter, who was an official painter for the U.S. Navy
  • Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), American Hollywood screenwriter
  • Eugene Hugh Beaumont (1909-1982), American actor and television director best known for his portrayal of Ward Cleaver in the TV sitcom Leave It To Beaver
  • Major Kenneth Macdonald Beaumont CBE, DSO (1884-1965), English lawyer instrumental in the development of international aviation law (IATA)
  • Sir George Howland Beaumont (1753-1827), English painter
  • Brigadier-General Georges Beaumont (1883-1972), French General Officer Commanding Engineers, VI Corps
  • Mr. James Beaumont (d. 1915), Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Marc Antoine de Beaumont, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815


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The Beaumont Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beaumont 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.

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