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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 place name 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 cases of the surname. The surname is now widespread throughout England, but most common in Yorkshire.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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 the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Beaumont families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Beaumont's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Beaumont families in 1840.
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What did your Beaumont ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Beaumont. 13% of Beaumont men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Beaumont women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beaumont were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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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 the USA, 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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