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The surname Beliveau is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other 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.

Beliveau Early Origins



The surname Beliveau was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family held a family seat from ancient times in the town of Volnay in the district of Beaune.

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Beliveau Spelling Variations


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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.

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Beliveau Early History


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Beliveau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beliveau research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1295, 1555, 1666, 1669, and 1813 are included under the topic Early Beliveau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beliveau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beliveau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beliveau 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 were:

Beliveau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louise Beliveau, 27, who settled in St.-Pierre-and-Miquelon in 1767

Beliveau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Louis Beliveau who, at the age of 56, arrived with his wife Louise Hache, 49, and 5 children in St. -Pierre-and-Miquelon in 1767
  • Louise Beliveau, aged 27, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beliveau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beliveau (post 1700)



  • Severin Matthew Beliveau (b. 1938), American lawyer and political party leader, Maine
  • Joseph "Jean" Arthur Béliveau CC GOQ (1931-2014), Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens (1950-1971), inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972; his name appears on the Stanley Cup more times that anyone else-17

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. 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.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Beliveau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beliveau 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 4 December 2014 at 12:44.

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