The story of the name Beuregard begins in the French province of Limousin
in medieval times. Beuregard 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 Beuregard family
The surname Beuregard was first found in Limousin
, where the family has held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Beuregard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beuregard 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 Beuregard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beuregard Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Beuregard, some of which include Beauregard, Beauregar, Beauregardes, Bauregard, Boregard, Boreguarde, Beuregar, Beuregardes and many more.
Early Notables of the Beuregard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beuregard family to the New World and Oceana
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Beuregard has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beuregard were André Jarret "sieur de Beauregard," lieutenant of Salière Company, Carignan Regiment, who arrived in Quebec in 1665, and married Marguerite Anthiaume in Montré.