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Beeman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Beeman first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived near a mountain. This name was brought to England by the Normans, and is a corruption of the Norman French name Beaumont, which means beautiful mountain.

Early Origins of the Beeman family


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

Early History of the Beeman family


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Beeman Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Beeman has appeared include Beman, Beeman, Bemon, Beemon, Bayman, Baymon and many more.

Early Notables of the Beeman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Beeman family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Beeman arrived in North America very early:

Beeman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Beeman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Beeman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • J. S. Beeman, aged 42, who settled in America from Southampton, in 1897

Beeman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lester A Beeman, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Marchio Beeman, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1909
  • George B. Beeman, aged 48, who landed in America from London, England, in 1910
  • Gunnar Beeman, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • Richard Beeman, aged 9, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Beeman (post 1700)


  • Ellen Guon Beeman, née Guon, an American fantasy and science fiction author, television screenwriter and computer game designer/producer
  • Dr. Edward E. Beeman, American physician and inventor of chewing gum originally made from pepsin
  • Josiah Horton "Joe" Beeman V (1934-2006), American politician and Ambassador of the United States to New Zealand (1994-1999)
  • Greg Beeman (b. 1962), American Directors Guild of America Award winning, Primetime Emmy Award nominated film and television director and producer, known for his work on Smallville (2001) and Heroes (2006)
  • John Beeman, American composer
  • Richard Beeman (b. 1942), Professor of American History at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Alonzo P Beeman (b. 1841), American soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War, and member of the Michigan State House of Representatives
  • Henry Beeman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • G. O. Beeman, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bess O. Beeman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Beeman


  • The Descendants of Thomas Beeman of Kent, Connecticut by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman.

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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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