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Beamish Early Origins



The surname Beamish 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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Beamish Spelling Variations


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Beamish Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Beamish occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Beamish, Beemish, Beames and others.

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Beamish Early History


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Beamish Early History



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

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Beamish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beamish Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Beamish In Ireland


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Beamish In Ireland



Some of the Beamish 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Beamish, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Beamish Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Beamish who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1832

Beamish Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Beamish, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1776

Beamish Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nathaniel Beamish, aged 22, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Richard Beamish landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship New York Packet
  • Nathaniel Beamish, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • John Beamish, aged 33, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • Ellen Beamish, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Auckland" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beamish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beamish (post 1700)



  • Percy Beamish, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1888
  • Francis Allen Beamish (1842-1895), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 20th District, 1871, 1878; Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1884-86
  • Edgar T. Beamish, American politician, Mayor of Rockville Centre, New York, 1941-43; Defeated, 1943
  • Ken Beamish (b. 1947), English professional football player and manager
  • Sally Beamish (b. 1956), English viola player and composer
  • Rear Admiral Tufton Percy Hamilton Beamish (1874-1951), English naval officer and politician
  • Harold Francis Beamish (1896-1936), New Zealand flying ace of World War I
  • Robert Earl Beamish (1916-2001), Canadian physician and cardiologist
  • Captain Tufton Victor Hamilton Beamish MC (1917-1989), Baron Chelwood, British Army officer and Member of Parliament

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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. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. 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.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Beamish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beamish 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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