Show ContentsBeazer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Beazer is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a worker in brass. [1]

Early Origins of the Beazer family

The surname Beazer was first found in Somerset. However, one of the first record of the family was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 as Richard de Brazur in Shropshire. [2]

Early History of the Beazer family

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Beazer 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. Beazer has been recorded under many different variations, including Brazier, Brasier, Braser, Brazer and others.

Early Notables of the Beazer family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Beazer family to Ireland

Some of the Beazer 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.

United States Beazer migration to the United States +

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 Beazer or a variant listed above:

Beazer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Beazer, who landed in Virginia in 1681 [3]
  • Edward Beazer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 [3]
Beazer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Beazer, aged 36, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beazer (post 1700) +

  • George Beazer (b. 1783), English businessman, founder of Beazer, a British construction company, a family business for six generations
  • Randolph Beazer, Barbudan politician who was elected to the Barbuda Council in 2005

The Beazer 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: Amor patriae
Motto Translation: Love of my country.

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook