The name Beasy first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Beasley
, in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Beasy family
The surname Beasy was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Beasy family
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Beasy Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Beasy has appeared include Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.
Early Notables of the Beasy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beasy family to Ireland
Some of the Beasy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 102 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beasy family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Beasy arrived in North America very early:
Beasy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Beasy, who landed in Maryland in 1682 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Beasy (post 1700)
- Doug Beasy (1930-2013), Australian rules footballer