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The ancestors of the Beaton family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The family name comes from the names of Macbeth and Bethune, or Beaton. The Macbeth and Bethune families, who were hereditary physicians to the Chiefs of Macdonald, practiced medicine on the Isles during the Middle Ages and their names merged in English into the one surname of Beaton. The Macbeths were concentrated in Islay and Mull, whereas the Beatons were concentrated in Skye. However, the Beaton family was not restricted to the Isles and it later branched to other counties such as Fraser. Nonetheless, by the 17th century, the Beaton family "ceased to practice the healing art" and the last of the hereditary physicians was Niel Beaton who practiced medicine in about 1763.

Beaton Early Origins



The surname Beaton was first found in the Isle of Islay, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Beaton Spelling Variations


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Beaton Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Beaton include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include Beaton, Beeton, MacBeth, MacBeaton, McBee, MacBee and others.

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Beaton Early History


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Beaton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaton research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1543, 1598, 1519, 1569, 1494, 1546, 1543, 1598, 1473 and 1539 are included under the topic Early Beaton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beaton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beaton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Janet Beaton, Lady of Branxholme and Buccleugh (1519-1569) an aristocratic Scottish woman, mistress of James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, had five husbands and was accused of being a witch, immortalized as Sir Walter Scott's Wizard Lady of Branxholm in his "Lay...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beaton In Ireland


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Beaton In Ireland



Some of the Beaton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Dalriadan families proliferated in North Ameri ca. Their descendants still populate many communities in the eastern parts of both the United States and Canada. Some settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists, in the wake of the American War of Independence. Families on both sides of the border have recovered much of their heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and highland games. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beaton or a variant listed above:

Beaton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Beaton settled in Virginia in 1630
  • William Beaton settled in Barbados in 1635
  • William Beaton, aged 24, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Richard Beaton who settled in Nevis in 1654

Beaton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Beaton, who landed in New York in 1738
  • David Beaton, who arrived in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1774
  • Edw Beaton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1775
  • Neil Beaton, who arrived in Virginia in 1776

Beaton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Angus Beaton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Ann Beaton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Archibald Beaton, aged 14, arrived in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Catherine Beaton, aged 5, landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • Finlay Beaton, aged 9, landed in Nova Scotia in 1801
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beaton Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Beaton, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • F Beaton, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Beaton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John L Beaton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • John Beaton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constant" in 1849
  • John Beaton, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"
  • Duncan Beaton, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Hammond"
  • Catherine Beaton, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beaton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Beaton, aged 27, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaton (post 1700)



  • Thomas Philip Beaton (b. 1897), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1948-50
  • Scott Thomas Beaton, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Ware County, 1927-31
  • Neil E. Beaton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1948, 1956 (alternate)
  • Harold D. Beaton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1947, 1954; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964
  • Morag Beaton (1926-2010), Scottish-born, Australian dramatic soprano
  • John Beaton (b. 1982), Scottish football referee
  • John Beaton, Director of Scottish Ports
  • Alistair Beaton (b. 1947), Scottish journalist, radio presenter, novelist and television writer
  • Joe Beaton (1910-1910), Canadian professional ice hockey centre from Nova Scotia
  • Alexander Francis "Seldom" Beaton (b. 1953), Canadian retired professional ice hockey player from Nova Scotia
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Debonnaire
Motto Translation: Graceful


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    11. ...

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