Auvergne in ancient France was the home of the first family to use the name Bewson which was a name for someone who lived near a thicket of bushes, as the name was derived from the Old French word buisson, which means thicket or bushes.
Early Origins of the Bewson family
The surname Bewson was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France.
Early History of the Bewson family
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Bewson 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 Bewson, including Buisson, Buison, Buizon, Buysson, Bhuisson, Dubuisson, Bouisson, Bouissou, Buissonnet, Buissonnière, Buisset, Buissard, Boysson, Boisson, Le Buisson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bewson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bewson family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 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. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. 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 Bewson were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bewson were Louis Buisson settled in Louisiana in 1752; and François-Joseph Buisson who married Marguerite Houde in Laneuville in Québec on April 28; 1715..
The Bewson Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Semper virens
Motto Translation: Always flourishing.