This chart shows how the family name changed over the generations. While the family was mostly in Canada for the earliest generations, the name remained fairly constant with minor combinations of Davignon and Beauregard. However, come the fifth and sixth generations when many lines were emigrating to the US, the English-speaking record keepers had a tough time with the French names. This resulted in a glut of sound-alike variations, which evolved like the child's telephone game. Eventually, with growing literacy, these variations have become the canonical versions of the name for their branches.