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The name Bechamp is derived from the Old French words "beau," which means "beautiful," and "champs," which means "countryside" or "field." As such, it is classed as a topographical surname, that is, one taken from physical features or landmarks near where the family lived.

Bechamp Early Origins



The surname Bechamp was first found in Poitou, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

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Bechamp Spelling Variations


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Bechamp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beauchamp, Beaucham, Beauchamps, Beauchanp, Beauchan, Beauchant, Beauchans, Beauchemp, Beauchem, Beauchemps, Beauchent, Beauchen, Beauchens, Beaucamp, Beaucamps, Bochamp, Bocham, Bochamps, Bochemp, Bauchamp, Baucham, Bauchamps, Bauchanp and many more.

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Bechamp Early History


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Bechamp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bechamp research. Another 429 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1700 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Bechamp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bechamp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bechamp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bechamp 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: a Beauchamps, who settled in Rhode Island in 1686; Jacques Beauchamp, son of Pierre and Anne Bazinet, who married Anne Maguet in 1726 in Rivière-des-Prairies.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
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    The Bechamp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bechamp 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 September 2013 at 16:19.

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