Beaumont family page
Record of the marriage of John Henry Beaumont in St Saviour in 1800
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Origin of surname
This family, which has had many distinguished members in England over the centuries, is of Norman origin, introduced after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a French locational name from any of the five places in Normandy named Beaumont (lovely hill). There are also places in Cumberland, Lancashire and Essex which, under Norman influence, came to be called Beaumont; and may also have given rise to the surname.
Robert de Beaumont ( -1118) was one of those who fought alongside William the Conqueror, and William rewarded him with large grants of land in Warwickshire. He took his name from an estate owned by his grandfather at Beaumont-le-Roger in Normandy. Most English bearers of the name descended from Henry de Beaumont ( -1340), who went to England from France as a soldier and served Edward I, II and III. There are 23 coats of arms granted to the family.
- de Beumont, 1340
Although it might be thought that the name, which has been and remains very common across the water in the Cotentin peninsular, would have come to Jersey from Normandy, it appears to have been a relatively late arrival from England, as shown in the tree below.
Births and baptisms
This will created by a member of the Beaumont family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Catherine Beaumont, Rosalie, La Haule, St Brelade, widow - 5 December 1927, D/Y/A/87
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