The story of the name Beuregarde begins in the French province of Limousin
in medieval times. Beuregarde 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 Beuregarde family
The surname Beuregarde was first found in Limousin
, where the family has held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Beuregarde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beuregarde 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 Beuregarde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beuregarde 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 Beuregarde, including Beauregard, Beauregar, Beauregardes, Bauregard, Boregard, Boreguarde, Beuregar, Beuregardes and many more.
Early Notables of the Beuregarde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beuregarde family to the New World and Oceana
French settlers came early to North American, following in the wake of the explorers, and creating New France. Quebec City, founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain is said to have been the first American site founded as a permanent settlement, rather than as just a commercial outpost. But emigration was slow, in 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 French people in Quebec, and by 1663, when the region was officially made The Royal Colony of New France, by Louis XIV, there still only around 500 settlers. Over 2,000 would arrive during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. Youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted immigrants, both noble and commoner from France. By 1675, there were around 7000 French in the colony, and by that 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. Despite the loss of the Colony to England
, the French people flourished in Lower Canada. Among settlers to North America of the Beuregarde surname were André Jarret "sieur de Beauregard," lieutenant of Salière Company, Carignan Regiment, who arrived in Quebec in 1665, and married Marguerite Anthiaume in Montré.