Show ContentsBeekle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The 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

The surname Beekle was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Beekle family

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Beekle Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,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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United States Beekle migration to the United States +

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
  • Gottleib Beekle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]


  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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