14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

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

97,984 Historical Documents with Beamish on Ancestry.co.uk
23,899 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,515 Military Records
3,839 Immigration Records
23,819 Census and Voter Lists
43,912 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Beamish Families

  • 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

Beamish census records

You can see how Beamish families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Beamish census records >

Beamish Family Origin

Click on a place to view Beamish immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.co.uk. You can find out where the majority of the Beamish families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Beamish immigration records >

Beamish Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Beamish emigration records

You can find out when most of the Beamish families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Beamish emigration records >

Beamish Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Beamish census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Beamish ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Beamish census records >

Military Service by Beamish

Did the Beamishes fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

Message Board about Beamish 72 Threads, 87 Messages

Look up another family name
×