Origins Available: English, German
Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Beget. It was given to a person with a prominent nose. The Old English word beke refers to the beak of a bird. More rarely, Beget may be a local type surname, referring to someone who lived beside a stream. The surname in this case is derived from the Northern Old English word bekke, which means stream and is derived from the Old Norse word bekkr. Also, Beget may be a local surname referring to settlements called Beckett in Berkshire and Devon. The Berkshire settlement takes its name from the Old English words beo, which means bee, and cot, which means cottage or shelter. The name of the Devon settlement has the Old English personal name Bicca, which is probably derived from becca, which means pickaxe or mattock, as its first element.
Early Origins of the Beget family
Norfolk and Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Beget family
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Beget Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Beget has appeared include Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.
Early Notables of the Beget family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beget family to Ireland
Some of the Beget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Beget family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Beget arrived in North America very early:
Beget Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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