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The Welsh name Beaven is a patronymic surname created from the Welsh personal name Evan. The surname Beaven was originally ab-Evan, or ap-Evan: the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefix "ab" or "ap," means "son of," but the prefix has been assimilated into the surname over the course of time.

Beaven Early Origins



The surname Beaven was first found in Herefordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Beaven Spelling Variations


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Beaven Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Beaven have included Bevan, Beavan, Beevan, Beaven, Beven, Bevin, Bevins, Bevans, Beavans and many more.

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Beaven Early History


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Beaven Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaven research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1923, 1691, 1765, 1602, 1586 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Beaven History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beaven Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beaven Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaven Notables 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



Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Beaven:

Beaven Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Beaven, who landed in New York in 1844

Beaven Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Beaven, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Francis Beaven, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Emma Beaven, aged 28, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaven (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beaven (post 1700)



  • Thomas Daniel Beaven (1851-1920), the second Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts (1892 to 1920)
  • Luke Edward Beaven (b. 1989), English cricketer
  • Peter Jamieson Beaven (1925-2012), New Zealand architect based in Christchurch, one of two architects that have been awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architects gold medal
  • The Rt Rev Frederick Hicks Beaven, Bishop of Mashonaland (1911 to 1925)
  • James Beaven (1801-1875), Canadian Church of England clergyman and author
  • Derek Beaven (b. 1947), British novelist, recipient of the Commonwealth Writers Prize
  • Ellie Beaven (b. 1980), English actress
  • Professor Sir Donald Ward "Don" Beaven KNZM, CBE (1924-2009), New Zealand medical researcher in the area of diabetes treatment and prevention
  • Robert Beaven (1836-1920), Canadian politician and businessman, 6th Premier of British Columbia (1882 to 1883)

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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: Semper virtuti constans
Motto Translation: Always constant to virtue.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Evans, Gwynfor. Wales: A History: 2000 Years of Welsh History. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-120-2).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    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. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Beaven Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beaven 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 28 June 2016 at 15:11.

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