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."
Early Origins of the Beeby family
Leicestershire where they had been settled since ancient times before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Beeby family
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Beeby Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Beeby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beeby family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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
Beeby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Beeby (post 1700)
The Beeby 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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