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.
Early Origins of the Beausejour family
The surname Beausejour was first found in Bourgogne.
Early History of the Beausejour family
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Beausejour Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Beausejour family (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... Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beausejour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beausejour family to the New World and Oceana
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 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
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