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Early Origins of the Beckham family


The surname Beckham was first found in Oxfordshire. While the earliest record of the name lie in this shire, there is a village named Beckingham in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire and another village and civil parish in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire so named.

Early History of the Beckham family


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Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Beckham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beckham Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Beckham are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Beckham include: Beckingham, Beckinham, Beckington, Beckinton and others.

Early Notables of the Beckham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Beckham family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beckham or a variant listed above:

Beckham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Beckham, who landed in Maryland in 1669 [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)

Beckham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Josephine Beckham, who landed in America in 1848 [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)

Beckham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Beckham, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml

Beckham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Beckham, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841

Contemporary Notables of the name Beckham (post 1700)


  • Tony Beckham (b. 1978), American NFL football player
  • Tim Beckham (b. 1990), American baseball player
  • Lauren Beckham (b. 1984), American personal trainer and figure competitor
  • J. C. W. Beckham (1869-1940), American politician and former Governor of Kentucky and US Senator
  • Gordon Beckham (b. 1986), American baseball player
  • Brice Beckham (b. 1976), American actor
  • Bob Beckham (1927-2013), American country singer and owner of Combine Records
  • Barry Beckham (b. 1944), American novelist, publisher and college teacher
  • Walter C. Beckham, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 18 aerial victories
  • John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham (1869-1940), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, 1900; Governor of Kentucky, 1900-07; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1915-21; Defeated, 1920, 1936 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Beckham


  • Beckham: With Basic Information on William Beckham, William Beckham Jr., Simon Beckham, et al. by Brainard Sherwin Ferrell.
  • Beckhams Beckoning by W. M. Davis.

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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