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Where did the English Beamon family come from? What is the English Beamon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beamon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beamon family history?Today's generation of the Beamon family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Beamon family lived in Dorset and Gloucestershire. The geographical derivation of the name, however, does not stem from these locations, but relates to numerous areas in France, which are so named.
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Beamon were recorded, including Beaumont, Beaumond, Beamond, Beamont, Beamonte, Beamonde, Bellmont, Belmont, Beomont, Beumond, Bewmont, Bewmonte, Bellemont, Beumont, Beaumount, Bewmount, Bowmont, Bowmaunt and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beamon research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1584, 1616, 1929, 1305, 1340, 1st , 1309, 1585, 1616, 1st , 1676, 1668 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Beamon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 111 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beamon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Beamon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Beamon arrived in North America very early:
Beamon Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Beamon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Beamon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beamon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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