The name Bemon is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived near a mountain. This name was brought to England
by the Normans
, and is a corruption of the Norman French name Beaumont,
which means beautiful mountain.
Early Origins of the Bemon family
The surname Bemon was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bemon family
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Bemon Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bemon were recorded, including Beman, Beeman, Bemon, Beemon, Bayman, Baymon and many more.
Early Notables of the Bemon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bemon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bemon family emigrate to North America:
Bemon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Michaell Bemon, who arrived in Virginia in 1651 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Bemon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. William Bemon U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X