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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. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. 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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