The proud Norman name of Beechman was developed in England
soon after Norman Conquest
in 1066. It was 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.
Early Origins of the Beechman family
The surname Beechman 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.
Early History of the Beechman family
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Beechman Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Beechman have been found, including Beecher, Beacher, Becher and others.
Early Notables of the Beechman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beechman family to Ireland
Some of the Beechman 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.
Migration of the Beechman family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Beechman were among those contributors: Thomas Beecher who settled in New England
in 1630; Christian Beecher settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1635; Anthony Beacher settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1821.