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Beayley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Beayley. It is a name for someone who lived in Bellie, in Morayshire. The name is a topographic or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area. Some think that the name is derived from the occupational name of bailie, but our records cannot confirm that claim. Indeed much of the early records list many of the family in other occupations.

Early Origins of the Beayley family


The surname Beayley was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Beayley family


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Beayley Spelling Variations


During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Beayley include Bellie, Belley, Bealie, Beeley, Belley, Bely, Beayly, Beyley, Beilley, Bealy, Bellye, Belly and many more.

Early Notables of the Beayley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Beayley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beayley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Beayley, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • Mary A. Beayley, aged 25, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • Mary A. Beayley, aged 5, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
  • William Beayley, aged 5 mths., who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

The Beayley 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: Per acuta Belli
Motto Translation: Through the asperities of war.


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