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The name Beeston has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived at Beeston Castle, in the county of Cheshire. Beeston is also a village near Leeds. Bayston Hill is a large village and civil parish in central Shropshire.

Beeston Early Origins



The surname Beeston was first found in Cheshire, at Beeston, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred of Eddisbury. "This place takes its name from a castle founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, about 1220, and which was made a royal garrison in the war between Henry III. and the confederate barons. Of the ancient mansion of the Beeston family, who long resided here, there are but small remains." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Beeston Spelling Variations


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Beeston 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 Beeston have been found, including Beeston, Beaston, Beeson, Beason, Beestoun, Beson and many more.

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Beeston Early History


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Beeston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beeston research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1636, 1702, 1579, 1638, 1606 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Beeston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beeston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beeston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beeston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beeston In Ireland


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Beeston In Ireland



Some of the Beeston family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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 Beeston, or a variant listed above:

Beeston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Beeston, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • Stephen Beeston who settled in Maryland in 1666

Beeston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sidney W. Beeston, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Belgic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Y-CN1 : 6 December 2014), Sidney W. Beeston, 29 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Belgic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • S. W. Beeston, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZZ-FZX : 6 December 2014), S. W. Beeston, 02 Oct 1920; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Severin Beeston, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Zeeland" from Antwerp, Belgium [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KS-768 : 6 December 2014), Severin Beeston, 20 Jan 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Beeston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Beeston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850
  • Margaret Beeston arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Northumberland" in 1850

Beeston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Raymond Beeston, aged 36, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Mary A. Beeston, aged 30, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Benjamin F. Beeston, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeston (post 1700)



  • W Beeston (1789-1799), English cricketer who made 11 known appearances in major cricket matches from 1789 to 1799, brother of John Beeston
  • James Beeston (b. 1778), English cricketer who made 24 known appearances from 1794 to 1808
  • Carl Beeston (b. 1967), English footballer who played from 1985 to 2000, member of the England U21 National Team in 1998
  • Professor Alfred Beeston (1911-1995), English academic, expert in languages at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
  • Joe Beeston (1947-2008), British businessman, former CEO of Highland Spring, a Scottish supplier of bottled water
  • Richard Beeston (1963-2013), British journalist, foreign editor of The Times
  • Paul McGill Beeston (b. 1945), Canadian executive, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Toronto Blue Jays

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Y-CN1 : 6 December 2014), Sidney W. Beeston, 29 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Belgic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZZ-FZX : 6 December 2014), S. W. Beeston, 02 Oct 1920; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6KS-768 : 6 December 2014), Severin Beeston, 20 Jan 1921; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Zeeland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Beeston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beeston 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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