Last name origins & meanings:
- French: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places
in France named with Old French beu, bel ‘fair’,
‘lovely’ + lieu ‘place’, ‘location’. The name is occasionally
also found in England; it is then either a Norman name from one of the
French places just mentioned or derives from an English place name of
the same origin, Beaulieu (pronounced byoo-lee) in Hampshire,
seat of the Montagu family.
- In Canada Beaulieu has been used as a secondary name to Diers,
Dufresne, Hudon, Lebel, Martin, Montpelier, Palmier, Philippe, and
Thomas. It is documented independently in Montreal in 1726 as the name
of an immigrant from Gascony, France.
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