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Begbie Early Origins



The surname Begbie was first found in Suffolk and Nottingham where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Begbie Spelling Variations


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Begbie Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Begbie include Bigsby, Bixby, Bigby, Bigbury, Bigsbury and many more.

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Begbie Early History


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Begbie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Begbie research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1792 and 1881 are included under the topic Early Begbie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Begbie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Begbie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Begbie 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Begbie or a variant listed above:

Begbie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Begbie, who arrived in North Carolina in 1827
  • Thomas Begbie, who landed in North Carolina in 1827

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Contemporary Notables of the name Begbie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Begbie (post 1700)



  • Edward Harold Begbie (1871-1929), English author and journalist
  • Alfred William Begbie (b. 1853), British civil servant, Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Provinces of INdia
  • James Warburton Begbie (1826-1876), Scottish physician, Scottish Physician In-Ordinary to Queen Victoria's Medical Household in 1853
  • Herbert Gordon Smirnoff Begbie (1905-1973), Australian suffragan bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney
  • Denis Warburton Begbie (1914-2009), South African cricketer
  • Alison Begbie (1762-1823), also known as Ellison Begbie or Elizabeth Gebbie, Scottish courtier to Robert Burns, inspiration for many of his poems
  • Graeme Begbie (b. 1986), Australian field hockey player
  • Isaac Begbie (1868-1958), Scottish footballer
  • Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie (1819-1894), British diplomat, the first Chief Justice of the Crown Colony of British Columbia (1858) the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the new Province of British Columbia

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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: Ad astra
Motto Translation: To the stars.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. 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.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Begbie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Begbie 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 29 August 2015 at 10:31.

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