Show ContentsBeamont History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Beamont family lived in Dorset and Gloucestershire. The geographical derivation of the name, however, does not stem from these locations, but relates to numerous areas in France, which are so named.

Early Origins of the Beamont family

The surname Beamont was first found in Dorset and Gloucestershire, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Beamont family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beamont research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1305, 1309, 1340, 1584, 1585, and 1616 are included under the topic Early Beamont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beamont Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beaumont, Beaumond, Beamond, Beamont, Beamonte, Beamonde, Bellmont, Belmont, Beomont, Beumond, Bewmont, Bewmonte, Bellemont, Beumont, Beaumount, Bewmount, Bowmont, Bowmaunt and many more.

Early Notables of the Beamont family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Beamont family to Ireland

Some of the Beamont family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Beamont migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beamont Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Beamont, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]

Canada Beamont migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beamont Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Beamont, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

New Zealand Beamont migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Beamont Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Beamont, aged 21, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Beamont (post 1700) +

  • William John Beamont (1828-1868), English clergyman and author, born at Warrington, Lancashire, 16 Jan. 1828, being the only son of William Beamont, solicitor, of that town [2]

The Beamont Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but be careful whom.

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019 on Facebook