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Beckstead Early Origins



The surname Beckstead was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Beckstead Spelling Variations


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Beckstead Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Becks, Beccks, Beckks, Becs, Beks, Beckes, Beckess, Beckks and many more.

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Beckstead Early History


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Beckstead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckstead research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beckstead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beckstead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beckstead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beckstead 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beckstead Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Beckstead, who arrived in Utah in 1848
  • Cathrine L. Beckstead, who arrived in Utah in 1849
  • Gordan Silas Beckstead, who arrived in Utah in 1849

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Beckstead Historic Events


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Beckstead Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Adjutant Jane Etta Elizabeth Beckstead (1871-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Beckstead Family Crest Products


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Beckstead Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
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    The Beckstead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckstead 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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