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Beckly is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Sussex and Buckingham. The Beckly 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.

Beckly Early Origins



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

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Beckly Spelling Variations


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Beckly Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beckly has been recorded under many different variations, including Beckley, Beckly, Bistley, Bickley and others.

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Beckly Early History


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Beckly Early History



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

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Beckly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beckly Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beckly or a variant listed above:

Beckly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Will Beckly, who landed in Maryland in 1677

Beckly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrick Beckly, aged 12, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732

Beckly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Label Beckly, who landed in Ohio in 1828
  • Daniel Beckly, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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    The Beckly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckly 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 6 December 2015 at 09:42.

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