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The ancient 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.

Beget Early Origins



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

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Beget Spelling Variations


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Beget Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Beget has appeared include Becket, Beckett, Beckete, Beckette and others.

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Beget Early History


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Beget Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beget research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1653, 1719 and are included under the topic Early Beget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beget Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beget Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beget In Ireland


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Beget In Ireland



Some of the Beget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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

  • Diego Beget, who arrived in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835
  • Peter Beget, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • Pierre Beget, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873
  • Bernard Beget, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877
  • Anthony Beget, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Beget Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beget 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 28 October 2013 at 16:13.

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