Anglo-Saxon name Beekle comes from when the family resided in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Beekle family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Beekle family
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Beekle Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beekle has been recorded under many different variations, including Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.
Early Notables of the Beekle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beekle family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beekle or a variant listed above:
Beekle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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