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Beauvais History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Beauvais was recognized on the island as a name for a friend, and is a somewhat nondescript form of affectionate address, somewhat like pal or mate in modern English. The name translates from the Old French root belfiz of the same meaning. The modern French meaning of the word as son in law was not in place until 1468.

Early Origins of the Beauvais family


The surname Beauvais was first found in Hampshire, where they were granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They were descended from the Beauvais in Normandy, and appear on the honor roll of Battell Abbey, as accompanying Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Beauvais family


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Beauvais Spelling Variations


Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Beauvais family name include Bevis, Bevys, Beavis, Beavys and others.

Early Notables of the Beauvais family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Beauvais family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Beauvais family to immigrate North America:

Beauvais Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Beauvais, aged 17, who arrived 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)

Beauvais Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dora Beauvais, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892

Beauvais Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alexander Beauvais, aged 40, who settled in America from Saunois, France, in 1917
  • Alexander Beauvais, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1919
  • Alexandre Beauvais, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1920
  • Anna Beauvais, aged 55, who settled in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1920
  • Adele Beauvais, aged 40, who landed in America from Epernay, France, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beauvais Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Beauvais, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Jeanne Beauvais, aged 21, who landed in Montreal in 1653

Beauvais Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Juste Beauvais, who arrived in Canada in 1713

Beauvais Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • A.E. Beauvais, aged 30, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1907
  • Alade Beauvais, aged 34, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Anita Beauvais, aged 19, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Christeana Beauvais, aged 35, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1911
  • Alcide Beauvais, aged 43, who emigrated to Montreal, Can, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Beauvais (post 1700)


  • Garcelle Beauvais (b. 1966), American (Haitian born) television and film actress
  • Lee Beauvais, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Armand Julie Beauvais (1783-1843), American politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives; Member of Louisiana State Senate; Governor of Louisiana, 1829-30 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Albert L. Beauvais, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 13th District, 1961 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles Théodore Beauvais de Préau, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Charles Beauvais. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Louis-Jacques Beauvais, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Louis-Jacques Beauvais. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Laurent Beauvais (b. 1952), French politician and the incumbent President of the Regional Council of Basse-Normandie
  • René Beauvais (1795-1837), Canadian carpenter and master woodcarver from Quebec
  • Armand Julie Beauvais (1783-1843), Justice of the Peace, a Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Charles Beauvais. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Louis-Jacques Beauvais. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

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