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Beamish Family History

Beamish Name Meaning
English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from various places in northern France: Beaumais-sur-Dire in Calvados, Beaumetz in Somme, or any of three places called Beaumetz in Pas-de-Calais. They are named in Old French as beu ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + més ‘dwelling’. Compare Mas. A place called Beamish in County Durham is an Anglo-Norman French place name of the same origin, first mentioned in the 13th century; it is possible that in some cases the surname is from this place.Americanized spelling of German Behmisch or Böhmisch, ethnic names for someone from Bohemia (see Bohm).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Beamish Families

  • Number of Beamish families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Beamish families
     58 - 113
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Beamish families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Beamish Family Origin

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Beamish Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Beamish

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Beamish Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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