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Beaumont Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of the five places in Normandy or several others elsewhere in France so named. The placename comes from Old French beu bel ‘fair lovely’ + mont ‘hill’. There are also places in England so named under Norman influence in Cumberland Lancashire and Essex the last of which changed its name in the 12th century from Fulepet ‘foul pit’ to Bealmont ‘beautiful hill’; these may also have given rise to the surname. The surname is now widespread throughout England but most common in Yorkshire. Compare Belmont .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Beaufort, Beaston, Lemont, Beaton, Deacon, Lamont, Belmont, Chaumont

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Where is the Beaumont family from?

You can see how Beaumont families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beaumont family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beaumont families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 326 Beaumont families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Beaumont's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Beaumont families in 1911.
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What did your Beaumont ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Beaumont. 18% of Beaumont men worked as a Cultivateur and 13% of Beaumont women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beaumont were Labourer and Blanchisseuse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Fils Cultivateur
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Blanchisseuse
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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Beaumont. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Beaumont. For the veterans among your Beaumont ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beaumont lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beaumont life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Beaumont in 1944 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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