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The surname Belliveau 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 Belliveau 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.

Belliveau Early Origins



The surname Belliveau 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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Belliveau Spelling Variations


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Belliveau 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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Belliveau Early History


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Belliveau Early History



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

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Belliveau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belliveau Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Belliveau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Belliveau, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 with his wife and eight children
  • Jean Belliveau, who settled in South Carolina in 1755
  • Jean Belliveau, who landed in South Carolina in 1755
  • Joseph Belliveau, who arrived in Connecticut in 1763
  • Joseph Belliveau, who settled in Connecticut in 1763 with his wife and child
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Belliveau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Judith Belliveau, aged 53, landed in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

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Contemporary Notables of the name Belliveau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Belliveau (post 1700)



  • Denis Belliveau, American photographer, author and explorer, best known for retracing Marco Polo's route from Europe to Asia and back and documenting his travels in the book titled In the Footsteps of Marco Polo
  • Pierre E. Belliveau (1896-1966), Canadian physician and politician in Nova Scotia who represented Clare in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1953 to 1963
  • Leopold F. Belliveau, Canadian politician, Mayor of Moncton, New Brunswick from 1988 to 1998
  • Pierre Belliveau, Canadian lawyer from New Brunswick
  • Eugene Belliveau (b. 1958), Canadian retired football defensive lineman
  • Sterling Belliveau, Canadian politician politician in Nova Scotia, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Minister of Environment
  • Richard Belliveau (b. 1943), former Canadian diplomat, Canadian Consul in Shangai (1992–1995), High Commissioner to Brunei (1995–1997) and Ambassador to Algeria (2000–2004)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Belliveau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belliveau 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.

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