England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Beverstach family lived in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from the 11th century. The family takes its name from a place called Baverstock in this area.
Early Origins of the Beverstach family
Wiltshire at Baverstock, a small village and former civil parish. Conjecturally they were Lords of the manor of Baverstock, originally Babestoche, which was held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book Survey in 1086, by the Abbess of Wilton.
Early History of the Beverstach family
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Beverstach Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Beverstach family name include Baverstocke, Baverstock, Baverstoke, Bayverstock, Beaverstock, Beaverstocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Beverstach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beverstach family to Ireland
Some of the Beverstach family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Beverstach family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Beverstach family to immigrate North America: the family of Baverstock who landed in New England in 1720.
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