Bazeley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Bazeley name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Bazeley was originally derived from a family having lived in Beasley, in the county of Lancashire.

However, another source claims the family came from Baslow, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak in Derbyshire. [1]

Early Origins of the Bazeley family

The surname Bazeley was first found in Derbyshire. While this is the generally accepted place of origin, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had no mention of the family there at that time, as it listed Hugh filius Basilie, Nottinghamshire; Alan Basel, Cambridgeshire; Richard Baseli, Oxfordshire; John Basely, Cambridgeshire; and Michael Basely, Buckinghamshire. [1]

Important Dates for the Bazeley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bazeley research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1655, 1729, 1591, 1587, 1588 and 1591 are included under the topic Early Bazeley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bazeley Spelling Variations

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 Bazeley include Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.

Early Notables of the Bazeley family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: George Beesley or Bisley (d. 1591), English Catholic missioner, born at a place called the Mount, in Goosnargh parish, in Lancashire. "Ordained priest in 1587 he was sent upon the English mission in 1588. Falling into the hands of the persecutors he was so frequently tortured by the notorious Topcliffe...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bazeley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bazeley family to Ireland

Some of the Bazeley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bazeley family

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: 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bazeley (post 1700)

  • Darren Shaun Bazeley (b. 1972), English footballer
  • Percival Landon Bazeley (1909-1991), Australian biotechnology and public health scientist, known or his work with Jonas Salk
  • Geoffrey Bazeley (1906-1989), British Modernist architect
  • George Bazeley (b. 1984), Australian field hockey player

Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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