× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The German states are the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Beckinsale. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Beckinsale emerged throughout the German territories.

Beckinsale Early Origins



The surname Beckinsale was first found in Germany, where the name Beckin was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into several houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Close

Beckinsale Spelling Variations


Expand

Beckinsale Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Beckinsale include Beckin, Bechin, Becken, Bechen, Beckhen, Beekhen, Bekhen, Becchen, Backen, Bachin, Baechin, Baecken, Bachen, Baechen, Backhen, Baeckhen, Bakhen, Baekhen, Bacchen and many more.

Close

Beckinsale Early History


Expand

Beckinsale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckinsale research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beckinsale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Beckinsale Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Beckinsale Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beckinsale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Early immigration records have shown some of the first Beckinsales to arrive on North American shores:

Beckinsale Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Beckinsale, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Reddich, England, in 1914
  • Charles Beckinsale, aged 40, who landed in America from Chester, England, in 1918

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Beckinsale (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Beckinsale (post 1700)



  • Kathryn Bailey "Kate" Beckinsale (b. 1973), English multiple award winning actress, best known for Underworld (2003), The Aviator (2004) and Underworld: Evolution (2006)
  • Samantha Jane Beckinsale (b. 1966), English actress, best known for her role as Firefighter Kate Stevens in London's Burning, daughter of Richard Beckinsale
  • Richard Arthur Beckinsale (1947-1979), English actor, best known for his roles as Lennie Godber in the BBC sitcom Porridge, father of Samantha Beckinsale and Kate Beckinsale
  • Mary Beckinsale, English art historian, president of Studio Art Centers International (SACI)

Close

Beckinsale Family Crest Products


Expand

Beckinsale Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Beckinsale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckinsale 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 17 August 2015 at 09:08.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest