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Beverley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Beverley is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in Yorkshire. The Beverley family was originally found at the village and parish of Beverly, from which they took their name. Beverley, which literally means beaver stream, is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Early Origins of the Beverley family


The surname Beverley was first found in Yorkshire. Undoubtedly, the first record of the name was John of Beverley (died 721), an East Anglian bishop. He was the Bishop of Hexham and then the Bishop of York. He went on to found the town of Beverley and building the first structure there, a monastery. John was associated with miracles during and after his lifetime, became a saint, canonised by the Catholic Church in 1037.

Leven in the East Riding of Yorkshire is another ancient family seat. "[Leven] is of considerable antiquity, a church being mentioned as existing here at the time of the Norman survey, when the manor was in the possession of the church of St. John de Beverley, which retained it till the Dissolution." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Beverley family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beverley research.
Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1374, 1673, 1722, 1705, 1673, 1722, 1705, 1668, 1728 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Beverley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beverley Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beverley has been recorded under many different variations, including Beverley, Beverly, Baverlay, Beverlee, Beaverley, Beverle and many more.

Early Notables of the Beverley family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Beverley, Jr. (1673-1722), American-born historian of early colonial Virginia, he is probably best known for his "Beverley's History...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beverley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Beverley family to Ireland


Some of the Beverley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Beverley family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beverley or a variant listed above:

Beverley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Beverley, who arrived in Virginia in 1687 [2]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)
  • John Beverley, who arrived in Virginia in 1699 [2]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)

Beverley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Beverley, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [2]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)
  • John Beverley, who settled in Maryland in 1732
  • William Beverley, who arrived in Oxford, Maryland in 1747 [2]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)
  • William Beverley, who settled in New England in 1750
  • John Beverley who settled in New England in 1753

Beverley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Robert Beverley, aged 42, who arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal, Canal Zone [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-R38 : 6 December 2014), Robt. Beverley, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York City, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Margeret Beverley, aged 4, who arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal, Canal Zone [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-R36 : 6 December 2014), Margeret Beverley, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York City, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Pearl Beverley, aged 32, who arrived in New York City in 1919 aboard the ship "Colon" from Cristobal, Canal Zone [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-R3D : 6 December 2014), Pearl Beverley, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York City, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Eveline Beverley, aged 48, originally from Preston, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64B-F2C : 6 December 2014), Eveline Beverley, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Eveline Beverley, aged 7, originally from Preston, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64B-F2Z : 6 December 2014), Eveline Beverley, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Beverley (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General George Hendricks Beverley (1897-1988), American Commanding Officer of the San Antonio Air Material Area, Kelly Field, Texas (1949) [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) George Beverley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Beverley/George_Hendricks/USA.html
  • Joshua Logan "J.B." Beverley (b. 1977), American musician
  • Trazana Beverley, American Tony award winning stage and film actress
  • Patrick Beverley (b. 1988), American professional basketball player
  • William Beverley (1917-1994), American Army Major General, who medals include the Distinguished Service Medal
  • Joseph "Joe" Beverley (1856-1897), English football player
  • Joy Beverley MBE (1924-2015), born Joycelyn V. Chinery, British singer, best known as one of the Beverley Sisters
  • Harry Beverley, former professional rugby league footballer
  • Jo Beverley (b. 1947), English-born, Canadian writer of popular historical romance novels
  • Cliff Beverley (b. 1977), former professional rugby league player
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Beverley Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ubi libertas ibi patria
Motto Translation: Where liberty prevails there is my country.


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-R38 : 6 December 2014), Robt. Beverley, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York City, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-R36 : 6 December 2014), Margeret Beverley, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York City, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67N-R3D : 6 December 2014), Pearl Beverley, 07 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, Canal Zone, arrival port New York City, ship name Colon, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64B-F2C : 6 December 2014), Eveline Beverley, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64B-F2Z : 6 December 2014), Eveline Beverley, 19 Dec 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) George Beverley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Beverley/George_Hendricks/USA.html


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