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Bewley is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bewley family lived in Worcestershire. However, the surname of the Bewley family evolved from the name of their former residence, Beaulieu, a place in Calvados, Normandy.

Bewley Early Origins



The surname Bewley was first found in Worcestershire, at Bewdley, a town and civil parish in the Wyre Forest District. The village dates back to about 1275 when it was listed as Beuleu and literally meant "beautiful place" having derived from the Old French beau + lieu. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first records of one of the surname's early variants was Simon de Bello Loco of Normandy who was listed there in 1180 and years later Alexander de Bello Loco paid a fine in Bedfordshire in 1255. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Bewley Common is a small village in Wiltshire.

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Bewley Spelling Variations


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Bewley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bewley include Bewley, Bewlay, Bowley, Bowlay, Bewlie and others.

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Bewley Early History


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Bewley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bewley research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1902, 1840, 1835 and 1986 are included under the topic Early Bewley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bewley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bewley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bewley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bewley In Ireland


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Bewley In Ireland



Some of the Bewley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Bewleys to arrive on North American shores:

Bewley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Bewley who settled in New England in 1752

Bewley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I Bewley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • Axad Bewley, aged 4, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Isabella Bewley, aged 20, landed in New York in 1864
  • William Bewley, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Clare J Bewley, who arrived in New York in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bewley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bewley (post 1700)



  • Janet Bewley (1951-2011), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (2011-)
  • Randall "Randy" Bewley (1955-2009), American guitarist for the Athens, Georgia band Pylon
  • Truman Fassett Bewley (b. 1941), American economist, Alfred Cowles Professor of Economics at Yale University
  • Lydia Rose Bewley (b. 1985), English actress, best known for her role as Jane in The Inbetweeners Movie
  • David G. Bewley (1920-2013), English professional footballer
  • Charles Martin M. "Charlie" Bewley (b. 1981), English actor
  • Dr. Dame Beulah Rosemary Bewley DBE, retired British public health physician, former President of the Medical Women's Federation on the General Medical Council
  • Sam Bewley (b. 1987), New Zealand racing cyclist
  • William Bewley (1726-1783), English surgeon, apothecary and writer
  • Lois Bewley (b. 1927), Canadian academic, who joined the School of Librarianship at the University of British Columbia in 1969
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Cautus metuit foveam lupus
Motto Translation: The cautious wolf fears the snare.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. 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.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

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