Bessey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bessey family

The surname Bessey was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Bessey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bessey research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1447, 1470, 1520, 1549, 1609, 1690, 1657, 1746, 1759, 1600, 1612, 1673, 1639, 1645, 1715 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Bessey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bessey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Besset, Bessez, Besser, Bessey, Bessé, Bessée, Bezet, Bezez, Bezer, Bezé, Bezée, Bessait, Bessais, Bessaie, Bessaies, Bezait, Bezais, Bezaie, Bezaies, Du Besset, Du Bessez, Du Besser, Du Bessé, Du Bezet, Du Bezez, Du Bezer, Du Bezé, Du Bessait, Du Bessais, Du Bessaie, Du Bessaies, Du Bezait, Du Bezais, Du Bezaie, Du Bezaies, De Besseto, Bessette and many more.

Early Notables of the Bessey family (pre 1700)

Quelques membres notables appartenaient à cette famille. Parmi eux, on trouve Claude Du Besset, Lord of Besset during the 1600's; François Byssot de la Rivière (1612-1673), French settler to New France before 1639, he...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bessey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bessey migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bessey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Anthony Bessey, aged 26, settled in Boston in 1635
  • Anthony Bessey, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
Bessey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bessey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Peter Bessey, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868

Bessey migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bessey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Private Jacob Bessey U.E. (b. 1756) who settled in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783 he served as part of the Butler's Rangers in Captain Bernard Frey's Company of Rangers, he married Elizabeth they had 4 children [2]
  • Mr. Robert Bessey, "Bessy" Sr., U.E. (b. 1714) who settled in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Robert Bessey, "Bessy" Jr., U.E. (b. 1755) who settled in Grantham Township, Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783 he served as part of the Butler's Rangers in Captain Bernard Frey's Company of Rangers, married to Mary Read they had 9 children he died in 1843 [2]

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Citations

  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. ^ 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
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