Beardsell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Beardsell family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They 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]

Early Origins of the Beardsell family

The surname Beardsell 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.

Important Dates for the Beardsell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beardsell research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beardsell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beardsell Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Beardsell were recorded, including Beardmore, Beardsmore, Berdmore, Berdsmore, Birdmore, Beedsmore and many more.

Early Notables of the Beardsell family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Beardsell family to Ireland

Some of the Beardsell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beardsell migration to the United States

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Beardsell arrived in North America very early:

Beardsell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John F Beardsell, who arrived in Alaska in 1874 [2]
Beardsell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary Beardsell, aged 37, who arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1919 aboard the ship "Orduna" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • May Beardsell, originally from Luscard, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Orduna" from Liverpool, England [4]
  • Sarah M. Beardsell, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beardsell (post 1700)

  • Richard Beardsell (b. 1979), British five-time gold medalist track and field sprint athlete

Citations

  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QW-J2W : 6 December 2014), Mary Beardsell, 24 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64X-NWB : 6 December 2014), May Beardsell, 16 Sep 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Orduna, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZK-XM4 : 6 December 2014), Sarah M. Beardsell, 21 Jun 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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