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Multiple Origins for the Surname Beavers


English


Beavers is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Beavers family lived in Berkshire. The family name, however, is of other geographical derivations, referring to any of several locations in Normandy called Beauvoir. The name is composed of the Old French roots beu, which means fair or lovely, and voir, which means to see, and indicates the bearer's residence in "a place with a fine view."

Beavers Early Origins



The surname Beavers was first found in Berkshire, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings.

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Beavers Spelling Variations


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Beavers Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Beavers family name include Beaver, Beavor, Beavers, Beavors, Beavoirs, Beevers and many more.

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Beavers Early History


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Beavers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beavers research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beavers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beavers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beavers Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beavers 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Beavers family to immigrate North America:

Beavers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bridget Beavers, who setted in Annapolis Maryland in 1730

Beavers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ada Beavers, aged 10, who settled in America, in 1895
  • S. Ann Beavers, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1895
  • William Beavers, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • John Beavers, who landed in America, in 1897

Beavers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ed. H. Beavers, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Charles Beavers, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Charles James Beavers, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Robert Beavers, aged 23, who landed in America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1907
  • Margaret Beavers, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beavers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beavers (post 1700)



  • Billie Beavers (b. 1965), American professional football player
  • George A. Beavers Jr. (1891-1989), American board chairman of Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Robert Beavers (b. 1949), American experimental film maker
  • Louise Beavers (1902-1962), African-American actress
  • William M. Beavers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1996, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Scott Beavers, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph A. Beavers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1964 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Beavers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James F. Beavers, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Welch, West Virginia, 1893-97; Member of West Virginia State Senate 7th District, 1899-1902; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1916 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Don R. Beavers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1996, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Arkansas, 2004-08 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Beavers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beavers 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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