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The name Beebe was derived from a place name in Leicestershire called Beeby. The place name is derived from the Old English "beo," meaning "bee," and "byr," or "settlement." That is, it was "the place where they kept bees."

Beebe Early Origins



The surname Beebe was first found in Leicestershire where they had been settled since ancient times before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D.

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Beebe Spelling Variations


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Beebe Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Beebe family name include Beeby, Beebee, Beebe, Bebe, Beebey and others.

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Beebe Early History


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Beebe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beebe research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1840, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Beebe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beebe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beebe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beebe 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 political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Beebe surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Beebe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Beebe, who arrived in New England in 1668

Beebe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Beebe, aged 24, landed in Key West, Fla in 1840
  • A M Beebe, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • H H Beebe, who landed in San Francisco California in 1860

Beebe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lt. Edwin Beebe U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joshua Beebe, "Joshua Bebee" U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Mary Beebe U.E. (née Secord) who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beebe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beebe (post 1700)



  • Major-General Royden Eugene Beebe Jr. (1908-1959), American Director of the Office of North Atlantic Treaty Affairs (1951-1953)
  • Major-General Lewis Charles Beebe (1891-1951), American Commandant of Warzburg, Germany (1948-1950)
  • Brigadier-General Eugene Harold Beebe (1906-1992), American Acting Commanding General of Continental Air Forces (1944-1945)
  • William Beebe (1877-1962), American ornithologist, explorer, and author
  • Michael Dale Beebe (b. 1946), American politician, 45th Governor of Arkansas
  • Don Beebe (b. 1964), American NFL football player
  • Charles William Beebe (1877-1962), American naturalist, explorer, and author
  • Lucius Morris Beebe (1902-1966), American author, gourmand and photographer

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Suggested Readings for the name Beebe


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Suggested Readings for the name Beebe



  • Monograph of the Descendants of the Family of Beebe by Clarence Beebe.
  • A Harkrader-Hathaway History (including the Beebe Family) by Charles Briggs Hathaway.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Se defendendo
Motto Translation: In his own defence.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Beebe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beebe 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 14 July 2016 at 09:23.

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