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The French name Beleaux first arose during the Medieval period in Normandy. It is derived from when the family having lived at Belleau, in Normandy.

Beleaux Early Origins



The surname Beleaux was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

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Beleaux Spelling Variations


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Beleaux Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Beleaux, some of which include Belleau, Beleau, Bellot, Belot, de Belleau and others.

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Beleaux Early History


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Beleaux Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beleaux research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1553, 1679, 1696, 1738, 1829, 1857, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Beleaux History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beleaux Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beleaux Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family in this period was François Belleau, born in Bray in 1679, who was a famous poisoner. Gabriel de Belleau, of the ancient branch of the Norman family, was a squire, lord of Belleau, and is recorded in 1696, when he registered his coat of arms. Joseph de...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beleaux Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Beleaux has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beleaux were 180 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Marie Belleau married in Chateau-Richer, Quebec in 1670.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    3. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Beleaux Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beleaux 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 27 March 2014 at 11:54.

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