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The ancestry of the name Beesley dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Beasley, in the county of Lancashire.

Beesley Early Origins



The surname Beesley was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Beesley Spelling Variations


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Beesley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Beesley have been found, including Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.

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Beesley Early History


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Beesley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beesley research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beesley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beesley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beesley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beesley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beesley In Ireland


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Beesley In Ireland



Some of the Beesley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 102 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Beesley, or a variant listed above:

Beesley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Beesley settled in Virginia in 1736

Beesley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Beesley, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1831

Beesley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Beesley, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • William Beesley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beesley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beesley (post 1700)



  • Ebenezer Beesley (1840-1906), American Latter-day Saint hymn writer and composer
  • Matthew Earl "Matt" Beesley, American film and television director
  • Bradley Beesley, American independent film and video director, producer and cinematographer
  • Thomas Beesley, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1865-67, 1869-70; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Cape May County, 1871-73
  • Jesse Cox Beesley, American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1910-12; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924
  • Ernest J. Beesley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1944
  • William Beesley (1895-1966), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Michael "Mike" Beesley (b. 1942), English former professional footballer
  • Lawrence Beesley (1877-1967), English Science teacher, journalist and author
  • George Beesley (d. 1591), English Roman Catholic priest
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Beesley Historic Events


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Beesley Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George William Alfred Beesley, English Junior Assistant Purser from Waterloo, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Lawrence Beesley, aged 34, English Second Class passenger from London, England who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 13

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beesley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beesley 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 July 2016 at 16:01.

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