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

Beals Early Origins



The surname Beals 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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Beals Spelling Variations


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Beals Spelling Variations



The name Beals, 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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Beals Early History


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Beals Early History



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

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Beals Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beals 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 Beals 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 Beals family, or who bore a variation of the surname Beals were

Beals Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Beals, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1638

Beals Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Beals, who landed in New York in 1822
  • H H Beals, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • H C Beals, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S H Beals, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Beals, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beals Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eugene Beals, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Edward M. Beals, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Helen Beals, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Clyde Olden Beals, aged 11, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Darwin Beals, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beals (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beals (post 1700)



  • Walter Burges Beals (1876-1960), American judge who served on the Washington Supreme Court 1928-1946 and 1947-1951
  • Richard William Beals (b. 1938), American mathematician
  • Melba Pattillo Beals (b. 1941), born Melba Joy Pattillo, an American journalist, member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to integrate Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jennifer Beals (b. 1963), American Golden Globe Award nominated film actress, best known for starring role in Flashdance (1983)
  • Richard "Dick" Beals (1927-2012), American voice actor, best known as the voice of "Speedy Alka-Seltzer", featured in television commercials for more than 50 years
  • Alyn Richard Beals (1921-1993), American football end/defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers (1946-1951)
  • Walter Burges Beals (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Superior Court Judge in Washington, 1926-28; Justice of Washington State Supreme Court, 1928-36
  • Samuel DeWitt Beals, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1869-71
  • James Franklin Beals (1839-1914), American politician, Member of Tennessee State Legislature
  • Elvina S. Beals, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from California, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Senator from California, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1922
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Beals


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Suggested Readings for the name Beals



  • The Quaker Yeomen by James E. Ballarts.
  • Memoranda of the Early Settlement of Friends in the North-West Territory, and Especially of Thomas Beals by Gershom Perdue.

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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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Beals Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beals 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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