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Early Origins of the Beets family

The surname Beets was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Utrecht, a city and capital of the province of Utrecht. The ramparts of this ancient city were destroyed in 1830. The Domkerk (1254) is on the site of the original church of St.Willibrord in 720. In the crypt are the hearts of Conrad II (1039) and Henry V (1125) two German Emperors. The Museum is notable for its relics and artifacts. Its tumultuous history was strongly influenced by religious conflict. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Beets family

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Beets Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beets, Beet, Beets, Beetts, Bets, Beats, Baets, Beetts, Beettse, Beett, van Beets and many more.

Early Notables of the Beets family

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included

  • the Beets family of Utrecht

Beets Ranking

In the United States, the name Beets is the 15,583rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Beets migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beets Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Beets who settled in Virginia in 1700
  • William Beets, who arrived in Virginia in 1700 [2]
  • Rebecca Beets, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [2]
  • William Beets, aged 38, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [2]
  • Cornelius Peter Beets, who landed in New York in 1797 [2]
Beets Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Susanne Beets, aged 29, who arrived in New York NY in 1847 [2]

New Zealand Beets migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Beets Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William George Beets, aged 24, a bricklayer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Clara Beets, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • William Henry Beets, aged 3, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873
  • Emily Alice Beets, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

Contemporary Notables of the name Beets (post 1700) +

  • Henry Beets (b. 1869), American Republican politician, Pastor; Dry Candidate for Delegate to Michigan convention to ratify 21st amendment from Kent County 1st District, 1933 [3]
  • Abel J. Beets, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1928 [3]
  • Nicolaas Beets (1814-1903), Dutch theologian, writer and poet, who published under the pseudonym Hildebrand

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook