name Beavington comes from when the family resided in the Wirral Peninsula where they were from Bebington
, near Birkenhead. Bebbe
comes from the Anglo-Saxon babbe,
which means protector.
Early Origins of the Beavington family
The surname Beavington was first found in Cheshire
at Bebington, a parish, in the union, and Lower division of the hundred
, of Wirrall. "The manor of Higher Bebington was held for several generations by the family of Bebington, the elder branch of which became extinct in the reign of Richard II.: a younger branch settled at Nantwich. Richard Bebington, of this family, had six sons and a brother slain at the battle of Flodden Field. The manor passed with the heiress of the elder branch to the Minshulls." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Beavington family
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Beavington Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beavington has been recorded under many different variations, including Bebbington, Bebington, Bebbinton, Bebinton and many more.
Early Notables of the Beavington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beavington family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beavington or a variant listed above: Anne Bevington who settled in Virginia in 1660; Francis Bevington landed in America in 1772; Thomas Bevinton settled in Virginia in 1650.