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Multiple Origins for the Surname Beauvais


English


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.

Beauvais Early Origins



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.

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Beauvais Spelling Variations


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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.

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Beauvais Early History


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Beauvais Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beauvais research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1254, 1693, 1731, and 1771 are included under the topic Early Beauvais History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beauvais Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beauvais Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beauvais 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beauvais (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beauvais (post 1700)



  • Lee Beauvais, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004
  • Armand Julie Beauvais (1783-1843), American politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives; Member of Louisiana State Senate; Governor of Louisiana, 1829-30
  • Albert L. Beauvais, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 13th District, 1961
  • Garcelle Beauvais (b. 1966), American (Haitian born) television and film actress
  • Charles Théodore Beauvais de Préau, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Louis-Jacques Beauvais, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • 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


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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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. 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).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  11. ...

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