Beauclark is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a learned or good clerk
having derived from the Old French bon clerc.
Early Origins of the Beauclark family
The surname Beauclark was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Beauclark family
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Beauclark 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 Beauclark has appeared include Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.
Early Notables of the Beauclark family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beauclark 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 Beauclark arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.