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Beardmore is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Beardmore family lived in Dorset. The original derivation of the name, however, is not related to that area, but is probably a geographical reference to some lost town, village, or parish. It is plausible that this place was in Staffordshire, as the name is extremely common in that area. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Beardmore Early Origins



The surname Beardmore was first found in Dorset, where they had been granted lands by their liege Lord, William the Conqueror, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Beardmore Spelling Variations


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Beardmore Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Beardmore, Beardsmore, Berdmore, Berdsmore, Birdmore, Beedsmore and many more.

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Beardmore Early History


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Beardmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beardmore research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beardmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beardmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beardmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beardmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beardmore In Ireland


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Beardmore In Ireland



Some of the Beardmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Beardmore or a variant listed above were:

Beardmore Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Beardmore who arrived in Maryland in 1774

Beardmore Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alice Beardmore arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beardmore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beardmore (post 1700)



  • Clayton A. "Bud" Beardmore (b. 1940), former American lacrosse coach, inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1980
  • Jim Beardmore, former All-American lacrosse goalie and current coach, awarded the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award in 1987
  • Matt Beardmore, American sports writer based in Chicago
  • Dorothy A. Beardmore (b. 1927), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Education; Elected 1984, 1992
  • Harold Beardmore OBE, AKC (1898-1968), English Bishop in the Anglican church
  • Robert "Bob" Beardmore (b. 1960), English professional rugby league footballer who played from 1978 to 1991
  • Arthur Beardmore (d. 1771), English radical lawyer and friend of John Wilkes
  • Kevin Beardmore (b. 1960), English former professional rugby league footballer who played from 1978 to 1990
  • Rebecca Beardmore, Canadian contemporary printmaker, photographer and installation artist
  • Edwin James "Eddie" Beardmore (1891-1985), Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Balonne (1957-1969)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Beardmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beardmore 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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