Beezley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Beezley is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Beasley, in the county of Lancashire.
However, another source claims the family came from Baslow, a chapelry, in the parish and union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak in Derbyshire. 
Early Origins of the Beezley family
The surname Beezley was first found in Derbyshire. While this is the generally accepted place of origin, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 had no mention of the family there at that time, as it listed Hugh filius Basilie, Nottinghamshire; Alan Basel, Cambridgeshire; Richard Baseli, Oxfordshire; John Basely, Cambridgeshire; and Michael Basely, Buckinghamshire. 
Important Dates for the Beezley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beezley research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1655, 1729, 1591, 1587, 1588 and 1591 are included under the topic Early Beezley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beezley Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Beezley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Beezley include: Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.
Early Notables of the Beezley family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: George Beesley or Bisley (d. 1591), English Catholic missioner, born at a place called the Mount, in Goosnargh parish, in Lancashire. "Ordained priest in 1587 he was sent upon the English mission in 1588. Falling into the hands of the persecutors he was so frequently tortured by the notorious Topcliffe...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beezley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beezley family to Ireland
Some of the Beezley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beezley migration to the United States
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beezley or a variant listed above:
Typical Beezley Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Beezley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ann Beezley, who settled in New England in 1754
Beezley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George E. Beezley, aged 59, originally from Hatfield, England, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England 
- Ernest Beezley, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Marseilles, France 
Contemporary Notables of the name Beezley (post 1700)
- Marty Beezley, American politician, Mayor of Pittsburg, Kansas, 2011-12 
- Linda Beezley, American Democrat politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1991-94 
- Frank Beezley, American horse rancher, eponym of Beezley Hills, Washington
- Donald Beezley, American politician, Member of the Colorado House of Representatives (2011-2012)
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNRT-G2W : 6 December 2014), George E. Beezley, 07 Jan 1913; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67K-9J4 : 6 December 2014), Ernest Beezley, 19 May 1919; citing departure port Marseilles, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html