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Beam Early Origins



The surname Beam was first found in Normandy where the family was formerly Beaumis, Beaumeys, or Beametz and are from Beaumetz, near Abbeville. Today this is a commune in the Somme department in the Picardie (Picardy) region of northern France. When they arrived in Britain is not known but one can safely assume shortly after the Conquest as Richard de Belmiz, Viscount of Salop (Shropshire) witnessed a charter in 1087 of Salop Abbey. Richards be Beaumez witnessed a charter of Henry I., in 1124. Richard be Belmiz was Bishop of London in 1172. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The stronghold of the family was in Durham at Beamish, a township, in the chapelry of Tanfield, parish of Chester-Le-Street, union of Lanchester, Middle division of Chester ward. The place name dates back to 1288 when it was first listed as Bewmys and literally meant "beautiful mansion." from the Old French words "beau" + "mes." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"It stands in the wooded vale of Team, which expands itself near the house of Beamish into a fine strath. The mansion, which contains some curious old portraits, is one of the best family residences in the county." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Beamish Hall was originally built as a present in 1268 for the wedding of Isabella de la Leigh and Guiscard de Charron. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Robert de Beaumeis, alias Beaumeis in Cambridgeshire; Roger de Beaumes in Shropshire; and Agnes be Beaumeys in Huntingdonshire. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Beam Spelling Variations


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Beam Spelling Variations



Although the name, Beam, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Beamish, Beemish, Beames and others.

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Beam Early History


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Beam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beam research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 195 and 1950 are included under the topic Early Beam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beam Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Beam In Ireland


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Beam In Ireland



Some of the Beam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Beam family name Beam, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Beam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrig Beam, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Conradt Beam, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755
  • Michael Beam, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1767
  • Peter Beam, who landed in North Carolina in 1767
  • John Adam Beam, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Beam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johan George Beam, aged 10, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • D W Beam, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Andrew Beam, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856
  • Earnest Beam, who landed in Ohio in 1889
  • Ellen Beam, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carrie Beam, aged 49, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Edward Beam, who settled in America, in 1905
  • John C. Beam, who landed in America, in 1906
  • J N Beam, who settled in America, in 1907
  • John V. Beam, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beam Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Beam, "Boehm" U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jacob Beam U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Jacob Beam, "Boehm" Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Beam Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Beam, who arrived in Canada in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beam (post 1700)



  • Harry Peter Beam (1892-1967), U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1931 to 1942
  • Ernest Joseph Beam (1867-1918), American former professional baseball player
  • Herman Beam (1929-1980), American NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) driver and team owner
  • Jacob Dyneley Beam (1908-1993), American diplomat
  • Jason Beam (b. 1973), American illustrator working in the Dark Art genre
  • Alex Beam (b. 1954), American writer and journalist
  • Clarence Arlen Beam (b. 1930), American federal judge
  • Theodore Lester "T.J." Beam (b. 1980), American Major League baseball relief pitcher
  • Grant Beam, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Ohio, 1926
  • D. Sayre Beam, American Republican politician, Chair of Livingston County Republican Party, 1942
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Beam


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Suggested Readings for the name Beam



  • A Branch of the Beam Family Tree by Katerine Logan Conley.

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. 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.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Beam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beam 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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