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The name Bearman reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bearman family lived in any of several places of this name in the counties of Middlesex and Kent having derived from the Old English words beorg, meaning hill, and ham, meaning homestead.

Bearman Early Origins



The surname Bearman was first found in Kent, where Barham is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury. It was listed as Bioraham in 799 and later as Bercheham in the Domesday Book.[1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The first record of the surname was Warine de Berham, as holding lands in Kent in 1203.

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Bearman Spelling Variations


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Bearman Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bearman family name include Barham, Bareham, Barrham, Braham, Bearham, Bereham and many more.

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Bearman Early History


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Bearman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bearman research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1390, 1391, 1634, 1621, 1595, 1667, 1625 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Bearman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bearman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bearman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard de Berham, Sheriff of Kent (1390-1391); Sir Edward Barkham (died 1634), an English merchant, Lord Mayor of London...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bearman Notables 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bearman family to immigrate North America:

Bearman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wolf W Bearman, who landed in Mississippi in 1879 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Abraham Bearman, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1892

Bearman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Simon Bearman, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1900
  • Samuel Bearman, aged 45, who landed in America from Bradford, in 1906
  • Harry Mayor Bearman, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Rosa Bearman, aged 50, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1908
  • Henry Augustus Bearman, aged 48, who settled in America from London, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bearman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bearman, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bearman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bearman (post 1700)



  • Thelma Bearman, American politician, American Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 5th District, 1952
  • Charles H. Bearman, American politician, Industrial Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1920
  • Joshuah Bearman, American former staff writer and editor for the LA Weekly
  • Peter Shawn Bearman (b. 1956), American sociologist
  • Joe Bearman (b. 1979), English rugby union player
  • Xanthe Bearman, British Television and Radio Presenter
  • Greg Bearman (b. 1975), Canadian professional football defensive back

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  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. 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).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  11. ...

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