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Beemer Early Origins



The surname Beemer was first found in Normandy where the family was formerly Beaumis, Beaumeys, or Beametz and are from Beaumetz, near Abbeville. Today this is a commune in the Somme department in the Picardie (Picardy) region of northern France. When they arrived in Britain is not known but one can safely assume shortly after the Conquest as Richard de Belmiz, Viscount of Salop (Shropshire) witnessed a charter in 1087 of Salop Abbey. Richards be Beaumez witnessed a charter of Henry I., in 1124. Richard be Belmiz was Bishop of London in 1172. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The stronghold of the family was in Durham at Beamish, a township, in the chapelry of Tanfield, parish of Chester-Le-Street, union of Lanchester, Middle division of Chester ward. The place name dates back to 1288 when it was first listed as Bewmys and literally meant "beautiful mansion." from the Old French words "beau" + "mes." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"It stands in the wooded vale of Team, which expands itself near the house of Beamish into a fine strath. The mansion, which contains some curious old portraits, is one of the best family residences in the county." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Beamish Hall was originally built as a present in 1268 for the wedding of Isabella de la Leigh and Guiscard de Charron. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: Robert de Beaumeis, alias Beaumeis in Cambridgeshire; Roger de Beaumes in Shropshire; and Agnes be Beaumeys in Huntingdonshire. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
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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Beemer Spelling Variations


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Beemer Spelling Variations



The name, Beemer, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Beamish, Beemish, Beames and others.

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Beemer Early History


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Beemer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beemer research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 195 and 1950 are included under the topic Early Beemer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beemer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beemer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Beemer In Ireland


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Beemer In Ireland



Some of the Beemer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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


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The Great Migration



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Beemer surname who came to North America were:

Beemer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Beemer, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • James G. Beemer, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States from Yarmouth, in 1905
  • Mrs. James G. Beemer, aged 56, who landed in America from Yarmouth, in 1905
  • George L. Beemer, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Clare E. Beemer, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1909

Beemer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Nelson H. Beemer, aged 53, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Nelson Beemer, aged 57, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1911
  • Frank Beemer, aged 58, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1920
  • Frank Beemer, aged 58, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1921
  • Frank Beemer, aged 59, who settled in Canada, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beemer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beemer (post 1700)



  • Brace Beemer (1902-1965), American radio actor and announcer
  • Robert "Bob" Joseph Beemer (b. 1955), American four-time Oscar winning sound mixer
  • Stephannie Beemer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Edward J. Beemer, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Orange County 2nd District, 1920
  • Sara Galbraith Beemer (1846-1914), Canadian philanthropist from Upper Canada
  • Horace Jansen Beemer (1845-1912), Canadian railway contractor and businessman

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Citations


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  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Beemer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beemer 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.

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