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The name Beacher is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a person who lived near a stream, or a person who lived near a prominent beech tree, or area wooded with beech trees. The two different landmarks were referred to by the same Old English root, beche.

Beacher Early Origins



The surname Beacher was first found in London, where they had been granted estates by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Beacher Spelling Variations


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Beacher Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Beecher, Beacher, Becher and others.

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Beacher Early History


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Beacher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beacher research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1600, 1568, 1574, 1628, 1694, 1667, 1689, 1640, 1709, 1690, 1674, 1726, 1713 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Beacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beacher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beacher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beacher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beacher In Ireland


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Beacher In Ireland



Some of the Beacher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Beacher or a variant listed above:

Beacher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Beacher settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1821
  • John H. Beacher landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beacher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beacher (post 1700)



  • Abraham Beacher, American politician, American Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1952

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. 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).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beacher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beacher 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 09:39.

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