Last name origins & meanings:
- French: habitational name from any of various minor places named
with French beau ‘lovely’, ‘fair’ + soleil ‘sun’,
probably denoting a place that was exposed to the sun. This name has
been translated as Prettyson, which in turn gave rise to the
frequent version Peterson. It has also been rendered into
English as Bosley.
- Beausoleil is recorded as a secondary name for Audirac, Besnard
(1744), Derumé, Hengard (1736), Lepage, Maigré, Malbeuf, Moreau,
Normandin, Quatrefage, Rousseau, Saunier, and Villat. It was first
used independently around 1700.
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