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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from Old French beu, bel ‘lovely’ + fueille, foille ‘leaf’, perhaps as a nickname for a woodsman. It is particularly common in New England.
  • In Canada it is associated as a secondary surname with Houde, Lefebvre, Pelletier, Poiriau, and Poiriot.

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