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The enchanting region of Bourgoigne was the historical homeland of the prominent surname Beauséjour. Beauséjour is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were 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.

Beauséjour Early Origins



The surname Beauséjour was first found in Bourgogne.

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Beauséjour Spelling Variations


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Beauséjour Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beausejour, Beauséjour and others.

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Beauséjour Early History


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Beauséjour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beauséjour research. More information is included under the topic Early Beauséjour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beauséjour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beauséjour Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Paul Felix Beuvain de Beausejour, who dedicated his life to religion and became bishop of Carcassonne, a town in the region of Languedoc, just North of the Spanish border. Born much further North, in the town of Vesoul in 1839, Beausejour taught for...

Another 108 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beauséjour 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:

Beauséjour Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • M. Beausejour, aged 25, landed in Louisiana in 1719

Beauséjour Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jaques Beauséjour, who was married in 1704 in Chambalon, Quebec
  • Jean Beauséjour emigrated from France in 1708, at the age of 35, and settled in Montreal

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beauséjour (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beauséjour (post 1700)



  • Jacques Beauséjour (b. 1939), Canadian teacher and politician, member of the Québec National Assembly from 1976-1985

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Beauséjour Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 12 June 2014 at 15:35.

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