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The Beall surname is thought to have been created from one of the places so named (in Northumberland, and in West Yorkshire). The place name derives from the Old English "beo," meaning "bee" and "hyll," meaning "hill." There is also a Norman name Beall derived from the Old French "bel."

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The surname Beall was first found in Northumberland. Today Beeley is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of northern Derbyshire, near Bakewell. In the Domesday Book, the place name was listed as Begelie [1]

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beal, Beale, Beall, Bealle, Beel, Beele, Beales, Bealer and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beall research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1651, 1608, 1683, 1621, 1684, 1660, 1664, 1665, 1632, 1699 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Beall History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 169 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • John Beall, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Ninian Beall, who arrived in Maryland in 1652
  • Thomas Beall, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Robt Beall, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • William Beall, who landed in Maryland in 1664


Beall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James M Beall, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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  • Lloyd James Beall (1808-1887), United States Army officer and paymaster of U.S. Army, Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps
  • John Woolf Beall (1882-1926), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1913 to 1918
  • John Yates Beall (1835-1865), American Confederate privateer in the American Civil War
  • James T. "Jim" Beall Jr. (b. 1951), American Democratic politician, Member of the California State Senate (2012-)
  • James Glenn Beall (1894-1971), American businessman and politician, United States Senator from Maryland (1953-1965)
  • James Andrew "Jack" Beall (1866-1929), American politician, United States Congressman from Texas (1903-1915)
  • George Beall (1729-1807), American landowner in Maryland and Georgetown in what is now Washington, D.C
  • Daryl Beall (b. 1946), American politician, Member of the Iowa Senate (2003-)
  • Robert Brooks Beall (b. 1948), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1975 to 1980
  • Samuel Beall Jr. (1807-1868), American politician, 2nd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin (1850-1852)

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  • Alexander Beall of Maryland, 1649-1744: One Line of Descent in America by William Hunter McLean.
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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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