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."
Early Origins of the Beevor family
Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings.
Early History of the Beevor family
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Beevor Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Beevor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beevor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Beevor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Beevor (post 1700)
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