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The name Beevor was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Beevor family lived in Berkshire. The family name, however, is of other geographical derivations, referring to any of several locations in Normandy called Beauvoir. The name is composed of the Old French roots beu, which means fair or lovely, and voir, which means to see, and indicates the bearer's residence in "a place with a fine view."

Beevor Early Origins



The surname Beevor was first found in Berkshire, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings.

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Beevor Spelling Variations


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Beevor Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Beaver, Beavor, Beavers, Beavors, Beavoirs, Beevers and many more.

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Beevor Early History


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Beevor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beevor research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beevor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beevor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beevor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beevor 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beevor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Rigby Beevor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "City Of Adelaide" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm
  • Mary Beevor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Stevenson" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beevor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beevor (post 1700)



  • Charles Edward Beevor (1854-1908), English neurologist and anatomist
  • Antony James Beevor (b. 1946), British historian, professor at the University of London

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CITY OF ADELAIDE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839CityOfAdelaide.htm

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. 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.
  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. 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).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Beevor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beevor 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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