The ancient name Beachman is a Norman name that would have been developed in England
after the Norman Conquest
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.
Early Origins of the Beachman family
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.
Early History of the Beachman family
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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.
Early Notables of the Beachman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beachman family to 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.
Migration of the Beachman family to the New World and Oceana
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
, 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.