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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : respelling of French Belleaire, a nickname for someone with a pleasant demeanor, from belle ‘lovely’ + aire ‘demeanor’, ‘manner’.
  • In Canada this is documented as a secondary surname for Dusault, Gaudreau, Hémério, Hérault, Moreau, Plessis, Ragaut, Vetu. There is also a Belair-Beaupré recorded in 1715.

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