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Where did the English Beardsmore family come from? What is the English Beardsmore family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beardsmore family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beardsmore family history?Beardsmore is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Beardsmore family lived in Dorset. The original derivation of the name, however, is not related to that area, but is probably a geographical reference to some lost town, village, or parish. It is plausible that this place was in Staffordshire, as the name is extremely common in that area.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Beardsmore include Beardmore, Beardsmore, Berdmore, Berdsmore, Birdmore, Beedsmore and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beardsmore research. Another 160 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beardsmore History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Beardsmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Beardsmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 106 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Beardsmores to arrive on North American shores: John Beardmore who arrived in Maryland in 1774.
The Beardsmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beardsmore 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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