The origins of the Beaverlee name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire
. The Beaverlee family was originally found at the village and parish of Beverly, from which they took their name. Beverley, which literally means beaver stream
, is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Beaverlee family
The surname Beaverlee was first found in Yorkshire
. Undoubtedly, the first record of the name was John of Beverley (died 721), an East Anglian bishop. He was the Bishop of Hexham and then the Bishop of York. He went on to found the town of Beverley and building the first structure there, a monastery. John was associated with miracles during and after his lifetime, became a saint, canonised by the Catholic Church in 1037.
Leven in the East Riding of Yorkshire is another ancient family seat. "[Leven] is of considerable antiquity, a church being mentioned as existing here at the time of the Norman survey, when the manor was in the possession of the church of St. John de Beverley, which retained it till the Dissolution." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Beaverlee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaverlee research.Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1374, 1673, 1722, 1705, 1673, 1722, 1705, 1668, 1728 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Beaverlee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beaverlee Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Beaverlee were recorded, including Beverley, Beverly, Baverlay, Beverlee, Beaverley, Beverle and many more.
Early Notables of the Beaverlee family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Beverley, Jr. (1673-1722), American-born historian of early colonial Virginia, he is probably best known for his "Beverley's History... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaverlee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beaverlee family to Ireland
Some of the Beaverlee family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Beaverlee family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Beaverlee family emigrate to North America: John Beverley who settled in New England
in 1753; John Beverley settled in Maryland in 1732; William Beverley settled in New England
in 1750; William Beverly settled in Maryland in 1747..
The Beaverlee 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: Ubi libertas ibi patria
Motto Translation: Where liberty prevails there is my country.