Beverstack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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When the ancestors of the Beverstack family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They 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 Beverstack family
The surname Beverstack was first found in 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 Beverstack family
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Beverstack Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Beverstack has been recorded under many different variations, including Baverstocke, Baverstock, Baverstoke, Bayverstock, Beaverstock, Beaverstocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Beverstack family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beverstack family
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Beverstacks were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: the family of Baverstock who landed in New England in 1720.
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