Beets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Beets family

The surname Beets was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Beets family

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Beets Spelling Variations

The name Beets, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Beats, Beatts, Beat, Beet, Beatt, Bet, Bett and many more.

Early Notables of the Beets family (pre 1700)

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United States Beets migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Beets family, or who bore a variation of the surname Beets were

Beets Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Beets who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • William Beets, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [1]
  • Rebecca Beets, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • William Beets, aged 38, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Cornelius Peter Beets, who landed in New York in 1797 [1]
Beets Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Susanne Beets, aged 29, who arrived in New York NY in 1847 [1]

New Zealand Beets migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Beets Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William George Beets, aged 24, a bricklayer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Clara Beets, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • William Henry Beets, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Emily Alice Beets, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Beets (post 1700) +

  • Henry Beets (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Pastor; Dry Candidate for Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Kent County 1st District, 1933 [2]
  • Abel J. Beets, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1928 [2]
  • Nicolaas Beets (1814-1903), Dutch theologian, writer and poet, who published under the pseudonym Hildebrand


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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