The name Beaverstake came to England
with the ancestors of the Beaverstake family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Beaverstake family lived in Wiltshire
where they held a family seat
from the 11th century. The family takes its name from a place called Baverstock in this area.
Early Origins of the Beaverstake family
The surname Beaverstake was first found in Wiltshire
at Baverstock, a small village and former civil parish. Conjecturally they were Lords of the manor of Baverstock, originally Babestoche, which was held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
Survey in 1086, by the Abbess of Wilton.
Early History of the Beaverstake family
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Beaverstake Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Beaverstake are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Beaverstake include Baverstocke, Baverstock, Baverstoke, Bayverstock, Beaverstock, Beaverstocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Beaverstake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beaverstake family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Beaverstake, or a variant listed above: the family of Baverstock who landed in New England
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