local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Beliveau is a contraction of an Old French phrase meaning beautiful valley, and indicates that the original bearer lived in such a place at one time.
Early Origins of the Beliveau family
family seat from ancient times in the town of Volnay in the district of Beaune.
Early History of the Beliveau family
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Beliveau Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Beliveau, Béliveau, Belivaux, Bélivaux, Belliveau, Bélliveau, Bellivaux, Béllivaux, Belleveau, Bellevaux, de Bellevau and many more.
Early Notables of the Beliveau family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beliveau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Beliveau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Beliveau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Beliveau (post 1700)
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