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The Anglo-Saxon name Beckley comes from when the family resided in Sussex and Buckingham. The Beckley surname is a habitational name derived from any of various places named Beckley, such as those in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex. The place name Beckley comes from the Old English name becca with the Old English word leah, meaning a clearing in the forest.

Beckley Early Origins



The surname Beckley was first found in Sussex and Buckingham where they held a family seat from early times.

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Beckley Spelling Variations


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Beckley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Beckley include Beckley, Beckly, Bistley, Bickley and others.

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Beckley Early History


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Beckley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckley research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1661 and 1438 are included under the topic Early Beckley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beckley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beckley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Beckley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Beckley, who landed in Maryland in 1636
  • Richard Beckley who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1637
  • William Beckley, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • John Beckley, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Beckley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Beckley, aged 23, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741

Beckley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Beckley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckley (post 1700)



  • Tim Beckley, American actor and director, known for his work on Sandy Hook Lingerie Party Massacre (2000), Barely Legal Lesbian Vampires: The Curse of Ed Wood! (2003) and Punk Rock Zombie Kung Fu Catfight (2004)
  • Alexis Beckley, American actress, known for her work on Emily (2012), The Time Traveler's Wife (2009) and Sketch (2007)
  • Robert Benjamin "Rob" Beckley (b. 1975), American lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the Christian rock band Pillar
  • John James Beckley (1757-1807), American political campaign manager and the first Librarian of the United States Congress, from 1802 to 1807
  • Bill Beckley (b. 1946), American narrative/conceptual artist
  • Jacob Peter Beckley (1867-1918), nicknamed "Eagle Eye," an American Major League Baseball player who played from 1888 to 1907, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971
  • Luther Beckley, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Berlin, 1820, 1822, 1827-28
  • Edgar W. Beckley, American politician, Member of Connecticut Prohibition Party State Central Committee, 1922-27
  • D. A. Beckley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1888
  • Alfred Beckley (1802-1888), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1876
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Beckley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckley 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.

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