Beason History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Beason family
The surname Beason was first found in Cheshire, at Beeston, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred of Eddisbury. "This place takes its name from a castle founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, about 1220, and which was made a royal garrison in the war between Henry III. and the confederate barons. Of the ancient mansion of the Beeston family, who long resided here, there are but small remains." 
"The Shropshire Beestons possess the name of more than one Cheshire parish: they are also represented in Derbyshire and Stafford." 
Early rolls revealed the family was scattered throughout ancient England in early times. William Bestone was listed in Norfolk in 1153-1166; Andrew de Bieston was entered in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1203; and Ralph de Bestune was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Cheshire. William Besteton and Ralph Biesteton were listed in Hampshire c. 1248.
Yorkshire had more records in various rolls: Herbert de Beston in the Assize Rolls of 1219; and Richard de Bestayn was listed as holding lands there in 1297. 
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Radulphus de Beston, Esquier, of Beeston; Willelmiis de Beston; and Johannes de Beeston. 
John Beston (d. 1428), was a theological writer, Prior of the Carmelite convent at Bishop's Lynn, and a doctor in theology both of Cambridge and Paris. "He was highly esteemed as a theologian and a philosopher, and also as a preacher. " 
Early History of the Beason family
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Beason Spelling Variations
Beason has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Beason have been found, including Beeston, Beaston, Beeson, Beason, Beestoun, Beson and many more.
Early Notables of the Beason family (pre 1700)
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Beason migration to the United States +
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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Contemporary Notables of the name Beason (post 1700) +
- Doug Beason, American scientist and science fiction author, awarded the National Defense University President's Strategic Vision award
- Scott Beason (b. 1969), American Republican politician, Member of the Alabama Senate (2006-) 
- Jonathan "Jon" Beason (b. 1985), American NFL football linebacker for the New York Giants
- Don Beason, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972 
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- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
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- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2014, February 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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