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The name Bellefeuille has a long French heritage that first began in northwestern region of Brittany. The name is derived from when the family lived in the seigneury of Belleville, which translates from the French as beautiful town.

Bellefeuille Early Origins



The surname Bellefeuille was first found in Brittany where they held a family seat from ancient times in the Seigneurie of Kergu in Brittany.

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Bellefeuille Spelling Variations


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Bellefeuille Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Bellefeuille, including Beleville, Belleville, Bellevill, Belevill, Belavill, Bellavill, Bellaville, Bellivill, Belivill, Belliville, Bailleuville, Baileuville, Baileuvile, Bailleuvill, Ballevall, Ballevalle, de Belleville, De Belleville, Bellefeul, Bellefeull and many more.

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Bellefeuille Early History


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Bellefeuille Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellefeuille research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1744 is included under the topic Early Bellefeuille History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellefeuille Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bellefeuille Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bellefeuille 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bellefeuille has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bellefeuille were Francois Belleville who settled in Louisiana in 1756; Louis Bellefeulle arrived from Angoumois in 1735 in Quebec.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellefeuille (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellefeuille (post 1700)



  • Pierre de Bellefeuille (1923-2015), Canadian politician, MNA for Deux-Montagnes (1976-1985)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Bellefeuille Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bellefeuille 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 6 October 2015 at 09:52.

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