Show ContentsBeise History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Beise is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person with a hunched back, or some other peculiarity of the back or spine. The word back is originally derived from the Old English word bakke, which in turn is derived from the Old English word boec.

Early Origins of the Beise family

The surname Beise was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Early History of the Beise family

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Beise Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Beise have been found, including Back, Backe, Bace, Bac, Bak, Bache and others.

Early Notables of the Beise family (pre 1700)

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United States Beise migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Beise surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Beise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sophie Elisabeth Beise, aged 61, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • H G Beise, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beise (post 1700) +

  • R. A. Beise, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1932 [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook