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Where did the English Beason family come from? What is the English Beason family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beason family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beason family history?

The ancestors of the name Beason date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence at Beeston Castle, in the county of Cheshire. Beeston is also a village near Leeds. Bayston Hill is a large village and civil parish in central Shropshire.

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Beason has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Beeston, Beaston, Beeson, Beason, Beestoun, Beson and many more.

First found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beason research. Another 139 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1702, 1579, 1638, 1606 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Beason History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 77 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beason Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Beasons to arrive on North American shores:

Beason Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Charles Beason, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Kate Beason, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1895

Beason Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • W. Beason, aged 55, who arrived in America settling in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, in 1904
  • Edith Beason, aged 13, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • May Beason, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • William Beason, aged 27, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • Harold Beason, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1922


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  • Jonathan "Jon" Beason (b. 1985), American NFL football linebacker for the New York Giants
  • Scott Beason (b. 1969), American Republican politician, Member of the Alabama Senate (2006-)
  • Doug Beason, American scientist and science fiction author, awarded the National Defense University President's Strategic Vision award


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

This page was last modified on 13 February 2014 at 08:41.

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