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The name Bebber reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bebber family lived in Berkshire. The family name, however, is of other geographical derivations, referring to any of several locations in Normandy called Beauvoir. The name is composed of the Old French roots beu, which means fair or lovely, and voir, which means to see, and indicates the bearer's residence in "a place with a fine view."

Bebber Early Origins



The surname Bebber was first found in Berkshire, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings.

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Bebber Early History


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Bebber Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bebber research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bebber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bebber Spelling Variations


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Bebber Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bebber include Beaver, Beavor, Beavers, Beavors, Beavoirs, Beevers and many more.

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Bebber Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bebber Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Bebbers to arrive on North American shores:

Bebber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dewald Bebber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Bebber, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bebber (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bebber (post 1700)



  • Jack Van Bebber (1907-1986), American gold medalist wrestler at the 1932 Olympic Games
  • Jim Van Bebber (b. 1964), American film director

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