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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French
Other Forms FormsBéguard, Bogard, Bégard

Meaning & History

Nickname from beguin, a member of a medieval Christian male religious community (ultimately named after a priest called Lambert le Bègue) that followed a monastic rule without making perpetual vows and was quickly considered heretic; by extension the term came to mean "sanctimonious person".
Added 11/23/2023 by Demoizel