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Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Beeching was recognized on the island as a name for 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.

Beeching Early Origins



The surname Beeching 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.

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Beeching Spelling Variations


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Beeching Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Beecher, Beacher, Becher and others.

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Beeching Early History


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Beeching Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beeching 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 Beeching History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beeching Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beeching Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Beeching In Ireland


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Beeching In Ireland



Some of the Beeching 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.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Beeching or a variant listed above:

Beeching Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Beeching, who landed in West Indies in 1680

Beeching Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Beeching, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord of the Isles"
  • George Beeching, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeching (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeching (post 1700)



  • J. R. Beeching, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas 7th District, 1920
  • James Beeching (1788-1858), English boat builder who invented a "self-righting lifeboat"
  • John Charles Stuart "Jack" Beeching (1922-2001), English poet
  • Victoria Louise "Vicky" Beeching (b. 1979), English musician and religious commentator, known for her work on the American Christian rock scene
  • Lord Richard Beeching (1913-1985), Baron Beeching, English chairman of British Railways, known for his report "The Reshaping of British Railways", commonly referred to as "The Beeching Report"
  • Henry Charles Beeching (1859-1919), English clergyman, author and poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Beeching Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beeching 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.

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