This very rare (Irish) Huguenot name is recorded heraldically in the Armourial General for France (circa 1680), the Coat of Arms being a Red Cross on a Gold Field with a Semer of Eagles displayed in each quarter. The name itself may be locational but if so we have been unable to identify the spot, but is more likely to be a discriptive nickname for a person of Noble Birth, the literal translation being 'Good Blood'. One of the unusual features of the name is that whilst the spelling of 'Beausang' is correct, it would seem to have also been 'anglicised' as 'Beauson', Thomas Beauson being married at St. Pancras Old Church in May, 1838. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hannah Beausang, which was dated 1865, christened at Killeagh, County Cork on November 25th, during the reign of Queen Victoria, 'The Great White Queen', 1837 - 1901. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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