I've two middle names: "Alexander Beaupré". The first was for my maternal grandfather, who died before my parents met. The second is a name passed down from my paternal grandfather, Arnold (Bushy) Beaupré Eiloart. All Bushy's male descendants, and the youngest of my nieces, all have the name Beaupré, too.
Beaupré means "Beautiful Meadow" in French, and Bushy was given the name because he was born in a tent.
His mother had been sent to the countryside as a treatment for TB. Actually, they lived there as part of a radical lifestyle that eschewed property ownership. Previously they'd helped establish the "Whiteway colony" near Stroud, on Tolstoyan principles. The colonists bought some property and burned the deeds. So, to this day, property ownership at Whiteway is – well, I'll just say different.
Hi I'm an Eiloart living in New Zealand, born in Kent.
My Grandad is the other Ian Eiloart that you mention, and we have the same copy of the family tree I think. The tree stops I think at the word 'mispel', but we interpreted that as being 'mispelt', meaning that our name was changed from something like Elioart.
Its only a guess but if you can confirm there is more to the family tree or that the name was Mispel, I would be interested :)
Yes, I think the name really was "Mispel". It's a German word for "medlar", which is a fruit. It's also a German surname, though not very common. The family came from Danzig, Prussia which is now Gdansk, Poland. I don't have any earlier family history, I'm afraid.
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