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The ancient name Beachman is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to 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.

Beachman Early Origins



The surname Beachman 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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Beachman Spelling Variations


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Beachman Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Beachman were recorded, including Beecher, Beacher, Becher and others.

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Beachman Early History


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Beachman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beachman 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 Beachman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beachman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beachman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Beachman In Ireland


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Beachman In Ireland



Some of the Beachman 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Beachman arrived in North America very early: Thomas Beecher who settled in New England in 1630; Christian Beecher settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635; Anthony Beacher settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1821.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Beachman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beachman 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 13 September 2013 at 09:56.

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