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Bexly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bexly name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Sussex and Buckingham. The Bexly surname is a habitational name derived from any of various places named Beckley, such as those in Kent, Oxfordshire, and Sussex. The place name Beckley comes from the Old English name becca with the Old English word leah, meaning a clearing in the forest.

Early Origins of the Bexly family

The surname Bexly was first found in Sussex and Buckingham where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Bexly family

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Bexly Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bexly has undergone many spelling variations, including Beckley, Beckly, Bistley, Bickley and others.

Early Notables of the Bexly family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bexly family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bexly were among those contributors: Richard Beckley who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; Sarah Bickley settled in Maryland in 1740; Richard Bickley settled in Virginia in 1624.

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