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Where did the English Beaveridge family come from? What is the English Beaveridge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beaveridge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beaveridge family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Beaveridge comes from when the family resided on Beverage, an island in the Severn River Estuary. The place name literally means beaver island, which explains the presence of the beaver on the family coat of arms. The surname Beaveridge arises from two Old English words: beofer,which means beaver, and ige which means island. While the name Beaveridge may have arisen in the southwest of England, it is generally associated with Yorkshire and Scotland.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Beaveridge include Beveridge, Belfridge, Belfrage, Beverage, Beveradge, Bevidge, Bevige, Berridge and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaveridge research. Another 345 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1302, and 1890 are included under the topic Early Beaveridge History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Beaveridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Beaveridge Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Beaveridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beaveridge 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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