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The ancestry of the name Beardsley dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village named Bardsley in Lancashire. The village itself traces its name back to the Old English words Beornred's leah, which mean Beornred's wood or Beornred's clearing. The personal name Beornred means warrior counsel.

Beardsley Early Origins



The surname Beardsley was first found in Greater Manchester at Bardsley where the earliest record of the place name was Berdesley in 1422. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Bardsey is a small village in the City of Leeds, in West Yorkshire and dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Berdesei. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"Bardsley House, overlooking the glen of the Medlock, is the seat of John Jonah Harrop, Esq. Many generations of the Bardsley family held the estate, under the lords of Ashton, by the feudal payment of a rose and one penny, annually: the property subsequently came, by marriage, to the Tetlows." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Beardsley Spelling Variations


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Beardsley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Beardsley have been found, including Bardsley, Bardsey, Bardsea, Bardsly, Bardesey and many more.

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Beardsley Early History


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Beardsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beardsley research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 164 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Beardsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beardsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beardsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beardsley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Beardsley, or a variant listed above:

Beardsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Beardsley (1605-1661), who came to Stratford, Connecticut in 1635 from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire with Mary his wife and three children
  • William Beardsley, who landed in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Alexander Beardsley, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Alexander Beardsley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Alexander Beardsley, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beardsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Beardsley, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1819
  • Joseph Beardsley Jr., who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1821
  • Mr. Beardsley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • A F Beardsley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • W Beardsley, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beardsley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Crannel B. Beardsley U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Rev. John Beardsley U.E. (b. 1732) born in Ripton [Huntington], Connecticut, USA who settled in Maugerville, Saint John River, New Brunswick c. 1783 he was Chaplain for the Loyal American Regiment, he died in 1810 in Kingston, King's County, New Brunswick [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Paul Beardsley U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Beardsley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Lazarus Beardsley, who landed in Canada in 1828

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beardsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beardsley (post 1700)



  • Samuel Beardsley (1790-1860), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1831-1833) and (1833-1836)
  • William Shane "Bill" Beardsley (1901-1954), American politician, 31st Governor of Iowa from 1949 to 1954
  • Menzo Clinton Beardsley (b. 1860), American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1916
  • Nathan P. Beardsley, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Roxbury; Elected 1910
  • O. E. Beardsley (1920-1994), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 30th District, 1953-58
  • Obadiah Beardsley, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Fairfield, 1827
  • Oscar L. Beardsley, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Huntington; Elected 1902; Defeated, 1904
  • Samuel Beardsley, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Huntington, 1822
  • Samuel Beardsley, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Trumbull, 1829, 1831; Member of Connecticut State Senate 10th District, 1836
  • Samuel Beardsley (1790-1860), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 5th District, 1823; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, 1823-31
  • ... (Another 51 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Beardsley Historic Events


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Beardsley Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Geoffrey Vivian Beardsley (b. 1923), English Joiner 4th Class serving for the Royal Navy from Bournmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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