Directly translated, "le beau" means "the beautiful". One source states that the name Beau was given to those that appealed to both the eye and the mind.
The surname Lebeaux was first found in Poitou, where Nicolas Beau, a knight, was the Lord of Sainte-Gemme and Bourgneuf in 1309.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Guillaume Lebeau, who is on record in Montreal in 1643; Daniel Beau, who arrived in New York city in 1715; Augustin Le Beau, who arrived in Louisiana in 1718.