3/25/2010 at 12:27 PM
Joseph-Paul Beaulieu, if you prefer.
He is the son of Angus.Beaulieu
Michel Hippolyte Thivierge dit Beauleiu, had a son by the name of Paul. His name is also Paul Beaulieu. Whether or not these men used Joseph as their first name is questionable. I know it was a French custom, but my father (George)did not use Joseph, and I doubt if all of the rest of tthe family used it. Of course, some may have, and I could be proven wrong about the addition of Joseph for the other male children. As with anything in genealogy, there are always surprises!
The original name of my grandfather was Michel Hippolyte Thivierge, and (sometimes mispelled Tivierge, or Tiverge). Michel Hippolyte added Beaulieu after he entered the States, and subsequently dropped the Thivierge, even though some or even all of his children had Thivierge on their birth certificates. Perhaps he felt it was more "legal" this way!! However, after he began using Beaulieu, he was married in Canada under the name of Thivierge!