Peevers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

When the ancestors of the Peevers family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Berkshire. The family name, however, is of other geographical derivations, referring to any of several locations in Normandy called Beauvoir. The name is composed of the Old French roots beu, which means fair or lovely, and voir, which means to see, and indicates the bearer's residence in "a place with a fine view."

Early Origins of the Peevers family

The surname Peevers was first found in Berkshire, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D. for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings.

Early History of the Peevers family

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Peevers 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. Peevers has been recorded under many different variations, including Beaver, Beavor, Beavers, Beavors, Beavoirs, Beevers and many more.

Early Notables of the Peevers family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Peevers 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. Peeverss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Matthew Beaver, who arrived in Virginia in 1638; John Beaver, who settled in New England in 1699; Bridget Beavers, who came to Annapolis Maryland in 1730.

Contemporary Notables of the name Peevers (post 1700)

  • Benjamin A. Peevers, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 3rd District, 1896 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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