Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon name Peasley come from when the family resided in Beasley, in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Peasley family
Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Peasley family
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Peasley Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Peasley has been recorded under many different variations, including Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.
Early Notables of the Peasley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Peasley family to Ireland
Some of the Peasley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Peasley family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Peasley or a variant listed above: Bennet Beasley who settled in Virginia in 1755; John Beasley settled in New England in 1751; Richard Beasley settled in New England in 1753; Richard Beazley arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.
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