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Beamer Early Origins



The surname Beamer 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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Beamer Spelling Variations


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Beamer Spelling Variations



The name Beamer, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Beamish, Beemish, Beames and others.

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Beamer Early History


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Beamer Early History



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

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Beamer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beamer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Beamer In Ireland


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Beamer In Ireland



Some of the Beamer 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


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

Beamer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Theodore Beamer, who landed in Allegany(Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beamer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beamer (post 1700)



  • George N. Beamer (1904-1974), United States federal judge
  • John Valentine Beamer (1896-1964), American politician, U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • Keola Beamer (b. 1951), Hawaiian slack-key guitar player
  • Frank Beamer (b. 1946), American football coach and former player
  • John Valentine Beamer (1896-1964), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1949-50; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1951-59; Defeated, 1958
  • James I. Beamer, American Republican politician, Chair of Mineral County Republican Party, 1963
  • J. M. Beamer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1956, 1960; Chair of McDowell County Republican Party, 1961-63
  • Harry C. Beamer, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 1st District, 1950, 1956, 1958
  • George N. Beamer (1904-1974), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1938; Indiana State Attorney General, 1941-42; Defeated, 1942
  • George K. Beamer (1816-1899), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Barry County, 1861-62
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. 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.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Beamer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beamer 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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