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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Becherstum is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of several places named Bickerton. Bickerton is the name of various townships in the parish of Malpas in Cheshire in the parish of Rothburg in Northumberland, and in the parish of Bilton, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The toponym Bickerton is derived from the Old English beocere, which means bee-keeper, and tun, which originally denoted a fence or enclosure. However this came to mean enclosure round a house, homestead, village or town at an early date. Thus the name can be understood to mean village of the bee-keeper.

Becherstum Early Origins



The surname Becherstum was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Becherstum Spelling Variations


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Becherstum Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Becherstum has been spelled many different ways, including Bickerton, Bickertown, Beckertoun, Bikerton, Bikarton and many more.

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Becherstum Early History


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Becherstum Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Becherstum research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1296, 1429, 1451, 1777, 1643 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Becherstum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Becherstum Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Becherstum Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Becherstum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Becherstum In Ireland


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Becherstum In Ireland



Some of the Becherstum family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Becherstums to arrive in North America: Joan Bickerton who settled in Barbados in 1675; George Bickerton settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; John in Philadelphia in 1773; Thomas settled in New England in 1753..

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Citations



    Other References

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    The Becherstum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Becherstum Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 August 2016 at 08:33.

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