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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Beausejour. Beausejour is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came.

Beausejour Early Origins



The surname Beausejour was first found in Bourgogne.

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Beausejour Spelling Variations


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Beausejour Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beausejour, Beauséjour and others.

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Beausejour Early History


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Beausejour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beausejour research. More information is included under the topic Early Beausejour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beausejour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beausejour Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Paul Felix Beuvain de Beausejour, who dedicated his life to religion and became bishop of Carcassonne, a town in the region of Languedoc, just North of the Spanish border. Born much further North, in the town of Vesoul in 1839, Beausejour taught for...

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beausejour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • M. Beausejour, aged 25, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Beausejour Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jaques Beauséjour, who was married in 1704 in Chambalon, Quebec
  • Jean Beauséjour, who emigrated from France in 1708, at the age of 35, and settled in Montreal

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beausejour (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beausejour (post 1700)



  • Jacques Beauséjour (b. 1939), Canadian teacher and politician, member of the Québec National Assembly from 1976-1985

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  10. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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The Beausejour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beausejour 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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