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The Beales 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 Beales derived from the Old French "bel."

Beales Early Origins



The surname Beales 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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Beales Spelling Variations


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Beales Spelling Variations



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

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Beales Early History


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Beales Early History



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

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Beales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beales 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 Beales 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 settlers from the Scottish-English borders. 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." Among the early settlers bearing the Beales surname who came to North America were:

Beales Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Beales, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Beales Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Beales, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beales (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beales (post 1700)



  • Randolph Allen "Randy" Beales (b. 1960), American jurist, 41st Attorney General of Virginia (2001-2002), Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals (2006-)
  • Cyrus William Beales (1877-1927), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1915-1917)
  • Barclay Beales, British musician, former member of the Stereo Kicks, an English-Irish group
  • Flying Officer Walter Beales DCM (1893-1962), British flying ace credited with nine official victories during World War I, awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Philip Beales, British professor at the University College London Institute of Child Health
  • Greg Beales (b. 1977), British Director of Strategy and Planning for the Labour Party
  • Peter Beales MBE (1936-2013), British rosarian, author and lecturer
  • Edmond Beales (1803-1881), British President of the Reform League (1865-1869)

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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)

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Beales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beales 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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