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The name Beverly first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Yorkshire. The Beverly 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.

Beverly Early Origins



The surname Beverly 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.


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Beverly Spelling Variations


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Beverly Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Beverly has appeared include Beverley, Beverly, Baverlay, Beverlee, Beaverley, Beverle and many more.

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Beverly Early History


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Beverly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beverly research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1374, 1673, 1722, 1705, 1673, 1722, 1705, 1668, 1728 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Beverly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beverly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beverly Early Notables (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 Beverly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beverly In Ireland


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Beverly In Ireland



Some of the Beverly 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Beverly arrived in North America very early:

Beverly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Beverly, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • John Beverly, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • William Beverly, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • Nicholas Beverly, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Beverly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Beverly settled in Maryland in 1747

Beverly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Beverly, aged 35, landed in New York in 1812
  • Eliza Beverly, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • A Beverly, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beverly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beverly (post 1700)



  • Eric Beverly (b. 1974), American NFL football tight end for the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons
  • David Edward Beverly (b. 1950), former American NFL football punter for the Houston Oilers and the Green Bay Packers
  • Randy Beverly (b. 1944), former professional American AFL football player for the New York Jets
  • Howard "Frankie" Beverly (b. 1946), American singer, musician, songwriter, and producer

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Beverly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beverly 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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