The story of the name Beregarde begins in the French province of Limousin
in medieval times. Beregarde was a name for someone who lived in Limousin
. The name may also be a nickname
for a person who lived in a place of exceptional beauty, for the name translates as "beautiful to look at." There is another possibility; the name may be a nickname
, given to an exceptionally good looking person, or perhaps it could be a nickname given ironically. This makes this name polygenetic
. A polygenetic
name is a name that may have more than one origin and may have been adopted by several groups of people more or less independently of each other.
Early Origins of the Beregarde family
The surname Beregarde was first found in Limousin
, where the family has held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Beregarde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beregarde research.Another 813 words (58 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1477, 1586, 1595, 1596, 1598, and 1599 are included under the topic Early Beregarde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beregarde Spelling Variations
Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations
of the name Beregarde, including Beauregard, Beauregar, Beauregardes, Bauregard, Boregard, Boreguarde, Beuregar, Beuregardes and many more.
Early Notables of the Beregarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beregarde family to the New World and Oceana
France finally gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the 1700s. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Beregarde were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beregarde were André Jarret "sieur de Beauregard," lieutenant of Salière Company, Carignan Regiment, who arrived in Quebec in 1665, and married Marguerite Anthiaume in Montré.