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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : habitational name from a place so named in Oise, or alternatively from any of numerous minor places throughout France named Beauvoir or Beauvir ‘lovely view’.
  • A bearer from the Perche region of France is recorded in Montreal in 1654 with the secondary surnames Saint-Gemme and Saint-Jemme. The secondary surnames Bouvret, Crenet, and Emery are also documented.

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