Origins Available: English
The name Basily belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in Beasley
, in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Basily family
The surname Basily was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Basily family
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Basily Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Basily include Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.
Early Notables of the Basily family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Basily family to Ireland
Some of the Basily family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 102 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Basily family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Basily were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Bennet Beasley who settled in Virginia in 1755; John Beasley settled in New England
in 1751; Richard Beasley settled in New England
in 1753; Richard Beazley arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.