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The Beale surname is thought to have been created from one of the places so named (in Northumberland, and in West Yorkshire). The place name derives from the Old English "beo," meaning "bee" and "hyll," meaning "hill." There is also a Norman name Beale derived from the Old French "bel."

Beale Early Origins



The surname Beale was first found in Northumberland. Today Beeley is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of northern Derbyshire, near Bakewell. In the Domesday Book, the place name was listed as Begelie [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Beale Spelling Variations


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Beale Spelling Variations



The name Beale, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Beal, Beale, Beall, Bealle, Beel, Beele, Beales, Bealer and many more.

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Beale Early History


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Beale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beale research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1651, 1608, 1683, 1621, 1684, 1660, 1664, 1665, 1632, 1699 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Beale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beale Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was William Beale (died 1651), an English Royalist churchman, Master in turn of Jesus College, Cambridge and St John's College, Cambridge; John Beale (c.1608-1683), an English clergyman, scientific writer, and early Fellow of the Royal Society; Sir John Beale...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beale Notables 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



The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Beale family, or who bore a variation of the surname Beale were

Beale Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Colonel Thomas Beale, on record in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634, who lived in York County, Virginia
  • Sara Beale, aged 28, arrived in America in 1635
  • John Beale, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Eliza Beale, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • The Beale, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beale Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bridget Beale, a bonded passenger who arrived in Maryland in 1741

Beale Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lieut. Beale, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mr. Beale, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • A Beale, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S H Beale, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Valentine Beale, who arrived in Virginia in 1884

Beale Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Beale arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • J. Beale arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm
  • Henry Beale arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • John Beale arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849

Beale Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. F. Beale arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Endymion" in 1873
  • Samuel Beale, aged 43, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Caroline Beale, aged 42, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • James Beale, aged 13, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • Marion Beale, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beale (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beale (post 1700)



  • Charles Lewis Beale (1824-1899), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1859-1861)
  • Howard Kennedy Beale (1899-1959), American historian
  • Richard Lee Turberville Beale, American lawyer and three-term United States Congressman
  • Sarah Beale, English female rugby union player
  • Alan John Beale (1923-2005), English expert on vaccines and viruses, responsible for starting the industrial scale production of Jonas Salk's vaccine against polio
  • John Elmes Beale (1847-1928), English politician and merchant, Mayor of Bournemouth in 1902, 1903 and 1904
  • Simon Russell Beale CBE (b. 1961), English BAFTA Award winning actor and music historian
  • Sir William Beale, English politician, member of Parliament (1910)
  • Lionel Smith Beale (1828-1906), English physiologist
  • Dorothea Beale (1831-1906), English pioneer of women's education
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Beale Historic Events


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Beale Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Edward Beale (1883-1914), English Second Class Passenger from London, England, United Kingdom who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Beale


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Suggested Readings for the name Beale



  • The Beale Family of Halifax County, Virginia by Barkley DeRoy Beale.

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Beale Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Orleana.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

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

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