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The ancestors of the name Beswick date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in one of two places named Beswick. One is located in the township of Berwick, in the parish of Kilnwick, in the East Riding of Yorkshire while the other is in Lancashire, where Berwick was a local to Manchester.

Beswick Early Origins



The surname Beswick was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Beswick Spelling Variations


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Beswick Spelling Variations



Beswick has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Beswick have been found, including Beswick, Beswicke, Beswickt, Bestwick, Beeswick, Beswyck and many more.

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Beswick Early History


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Beswick Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beswick research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beswick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beswick Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beswick Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beswick Notables 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Beswicks to arrive on North American shores:

Beswick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Beswick, aged 40, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [1]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)

Beswick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Beswick, aged 69, who arrived in South Carolina in 1812 [1]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)
  • James Beswick, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [1]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)
  • James Beswick who settled in Philadelphia in 1856

Beswick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Beswick, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749

Beswick Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jonathan Beswick, English convict from Cheshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Thomas Beswick, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hibernia" in 1851 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HIBERNIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hibernia.gif

Beswick Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Beswick, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hampshire" in 1853
  • Samuel Beswick, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hampshire" in 1853
  • Joseph Beswick, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857
  • Matilda Beswick, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ashburton" in 1857
  • William Beswick a farmer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beswick (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beswick (post 1700)



  • James William Beswick (b. 1958), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • David Beswick (b. 1910), English footballer
  • Edmund "Ted" Beswick (1858-1911), English rugby union footballer
  • Bob Beswick (b. 1984), English-born, Irish international rugby league player
  • John Ewart Beswick (b. 1897), English footballer
  • Martine Beswick (b. 1941), English actress and model, best known for her roles in two James Bond films
  • Joseph Sutton Beswick (1831-1888), 19th century Member of Parliament in Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Marc Beswick (b. 1983), professional Canadian football cornerback
  • Bill Beswick, British sports psychologist
  • Richard John Beswick (b. 1937), former Australian politician and Deputy Premier of Tasmania
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HIBERNIA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Hibernia.gif

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  11. ...

The Beswick Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beswick 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.

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