Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Sussex and Buckingham. The Begey surname is a habitational name derived from any of various places named Beckley, such as those in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex. The place name Beckley comes from the Old English name becca with the Old English word leah, meaning a clearing in the forest.
Early Origins of the Begey family
Sussex and Buckingham where they held a family seat from early times.
Early History of the Begey family
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Begey Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Begey include Beckley, Beckly, Bistley, Bickley and others.
Early Notables of the Begey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Begey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Begey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Begey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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