× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Beecher was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person who lived near a stream, or a person who lived near a prominent beech tree, or area wooded with beech trees. The two different landmarks were referred to by the same Old English root, beche.

Beecher Early Origins



The surname Beecher was first found in London, where they had been granted estates by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Close

Beecher Spelling Variations


Expand

Beecher Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Beecher, Beacher, Becher and others.

Close

Beecher Early History


Expand

Beecher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beecher research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1600, 1568, 1574, 1628, 1694, 1667, 1689, 1640, 1709, 1690, 1674, 1726, 1713 and 1726 are included under the topic Early Beecher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Beecher Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Beecher Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beecher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Beecher In Ireland


Expand

Beecher In Ireland



Some of the Beecher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beecher or a variant listed above:

Beecher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Beecher who settled in New England in 1630
  • Thomas Beecher, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1632
  • Christian Beecher settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635
  • John Beecher, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637

Beecher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • FeItc Beecher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729

Beecher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr Beecher, aged 36, landed in Key West, Ha in 1840
  • F Beecher, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1842
  • Michael Beecher, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Frank Beecher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1869
  • A.M. Beecher, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beecher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adellees Beecher, aged 61, who settled in America, in 1906
  • B.A. Beecher, aged 37, who settled in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1907
  • C. W. Beecher, who landed in America, in 1907
  • August Beecher, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Annie Beecher, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Beecher (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Beecher (post 1700)



  • David Beecher, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bethany, 1833-34
  • David Beecher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Madison County, 1814-15
  • Andrew Beecher, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bethany, 1835
  • Amos Beecher, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Barkhamsted, 1827
  • Abraham Beecher, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1855
  • David T. Beecher, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Huntington, 1902
  • Dianne M. Beecher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000
  • Ely Beecher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Saratoga County, 1835
  • Eugene Beecher, American politician, First Selectman of Derby, Connecticut, 1899-1904
  • H. H. Beecher, American Republican politician, Mayor of Delaware, Ohio, 1906-08
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Beecher Family Crest Products


Expand

Beecher Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Beecher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beecher 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 11 November 2015 at 10:14.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest