Belleau Family History
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Belleau Name Meaning
nickname from beau, bel ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’ + the diminutive suffix -eau (from Latin ellu). habitational name from places so named in Aisne and Meurthe-et-Moselle; the latter is recorded as early as 1047 as Bella Aqua ‘lovely water’ (French beau, bel ‘lovely’ + eau ‘water’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press