Beamish Family History
Beamish Name Meaning
English (Suffolk) and Irish (Cork) of Norman origin: habitational name from Beaumais-sur-Dire in Calvados Beaumetz in Somme or any of the three places called Beaumetz in Pas-de-Calais all in northern France. They are named in Old French as beu ‘fair lovely’ + més ‘dwelling’ (in Latin Bellus Mansus ‘fair dwelling’). Compare Mas . A place called Beamish in County Durham is an Anglo-Norman French placename of the same origin first mentioned in the 13th century; it is possible that in some cases the surname is from this place. In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Böhmisch: ethnic name for someone from Bohemia (see Boehm ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press