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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : nickname from beau, bel ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’ + the diminutive suffix -eau (from Latin ellu).
  • French : habitational name from places so named in Aisne and Meurthe-et-Moselle; the latter is recorded as early as 1047 as Bella Aqua ‘lovely water’ (French beau, bel ‘lovely’ + eau ‘water’).
  • French : A Belleau from the Périgord region of France is documented in Quebec city in 1673, with the secondary surname Larose.

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