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The name Beeby 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."

Beeby Early Origins



The surname Beeby 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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Beeby Spelling Variations


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Beeby Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Beeby are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Beeby include: Beeby, Beebee, Beebe, Bebe, Beebey and others.

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Beeby Early History


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Beeby Early History



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

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Beeby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beeby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beeby 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beeby or a variant listed above:

Beeby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Beeby, aged 17, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Beeby, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Beeby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles H. Beeby, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary A. Beeby, aged 46, a nurse, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Fanny Beeby, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Mary Ann Beeby, aged 14, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Beeby, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeby (post 1700)



  • Thomas H. Beeby (b. 1941), American architect, member of the "Chicago Seven" architects, awarded the Driehaus Prize (2013)
  • Augustus "Gus" Beeby (b. 1889), former English footballer who played from 1909 to 1912
  • Richard Beeby (b. 1962), English football referee
  • Bruce Edward Beeby (1921-2013), Australian actor, probably best known for portraying "Mitch" Mitchell in the 1950s BBC radio serials Journey Into Space
  • George Beeby (1904-1977), British racehorse trainer
  • Clarence Edward "C.E." Beeby ONZ, CMG (1902-1992), New Zealand educator, Professor at the University of New Zealand (1923-1934), Ambassador to France
  • George Stephenson Beeby KBE (1869-1942), Australian politician, judge and author

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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



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Beeby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beeby 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 24 October 2014 at 01:37.

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