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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Beeth was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Beeth family lived in the lands of Beath in Fife. The name is a topographic or local surname, which was given to a family who held a barony or lands, had houses, manors or estates in that area. The name could have also been derived from the Gaelic beith which means birch tree.

Beeth Early Origins



The surname Beeth was first found in Fife, at the Hill of Beath, a hill and a village in Fife, Scotland just outside Dunfermline and joined to Cowdenbeath. The village is best known as the location of the meeting of the Covenanters at which John Blackadder was one of the preachers in the summer of 1670. As of 1896, it had a population of about 1,300 people.

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Beeth Spelling Variations


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Beeth Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Beeth has been spelled Beath, Beeth, Beith, Bait, Baith and others.

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Beeth Early History


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Beeth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beeth research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1231 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Beeth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beeth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beeth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beeth Notables 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Beeth:

Beeth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Beeth, who settled in Savannah, Georgia, in 1820

Beeth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Beeth, aged 8, who landed in America from Wensin, Germany, in 1910
  • Ernst Beeth, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Wensin, Germany, in 1910
  • Heinrich Beeth, aged 33, who settled in America from Wensin, Germany, in 1910
  • Willy Beeth, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Wensin, Germany, in 1910
  • Heaning Beeth, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beeth (post 1700)



  • Lola Beeth (1861-1940), German soprano opera singer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortuna virtute
Motto Translation: By good fortune and valour.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    11. ...

    The Beeth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beeth 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 9 April 2013 at 08:23.

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