Beazeley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Beazeley begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Beesley, in the county of Lancashire.  The place name literally means 'woodland clearing' having derived from the Old English beos 'bent grass' + leah. 
However, one source claims the family came from Baslow, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak in Derbyshire. 
Early Origins of the Beazeley family
The surname Beazeley was first found in Lancashire where Thomas de Besleg was listed in the Assize Rolls for 1246. 
While this is the generally accepted place of origin, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had no mention of the family there in later years, as these rolls listed Hugh filius Basilie, Nottinghamshire; Alan Basel, Cambridgeshire; Richard Baseli, Oxfordshire; John Basely, Cambridgeshire; and Michael Basely, Buckinghamshire. 
Early History of the Beazeley family
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Beazeley Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Beazeley has undergone many spelling variations, including Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.
Early Notables of the Beazeley family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: George Beesley or Bisley (d. 1591), English Catholic missioner, born at a place called the Mount, in Goosnargh parish, in Lancashire. "Ordained priest in 1587 he was sent upon the English mission in 1588. Falling into the hands of the persecutors he was so frequently tortured by the notorious Topcliffe...
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Migration of the Beazeley family to Ireland
Some of the Beazeley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Beazeley migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Beazeley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. William Beazeley, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 16th January 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
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- Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas