Last name origins & meanings:
- French: evidently a complimentary nickname formed from a
combination of beau ‘fine’, ‘handsome’ + bien ‘well’.
- In New France this was a secondary surname for Trotier or
Trottier. A bearer from the Perche region of France is documented in
Quebec city in 1646. Beaubien was apparently used as a primary name
for the first time in 1742 in Detroit.
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