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Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« on: Thursday 09 June 11 06:04 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find the meaning and origin of the surname BEARSBY :)
I have been told that it originated from Scotland. Although I can not find any Bearsby listed.
Most websites I have viewed have no research of this name.
I can find similiar surnames but spelt differently.
Can anyone offer any advise or websites that I could try ???
Thanks,
Buzzby

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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 June 11 06:05 BST (UK) »
Hi Buzzby :)

Is it your own surname, or have you seen it written somewhere - what I mean is, could it be a misreading or mistranscription of another name?

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Prue

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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 June 11 06:12 BST (UK) »
Hi Prue,
          Yes it is my family name and I believe there are a few families with this name.
Its a bit of a tricky one I dont seem to be looking in the right place to find the answer.
Thanks,
Buzzby


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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 June 11 06:38 BST (UK) »
As an indication only, the name can be see 25 times, as you spell it, in the NBI 3rd edition
between 1814-1943 in various counties mainly south of Warwick/Lincs
With close variations the number increases to 81, not really answering your question though

you can try this website that has numerous links:
http://ask.reference.com/related/English+Surnames?qsrc=2892&l=dir&o=10601

Mike.
Townson - Cartmel                      O'Malley - Askeaton, Ireland
Sadler - Dymock & Salford           Tomlinson - St Peters, Leeds
Wilkinson - Salford                      Chant - Sherbourne, Dorset
Garner - Pendleton

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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 09 June 11 08:59 BST (UK) »
This is the distribution of the 28 people with the Bearsby surname in the 1881 census from the Surname Atlas, Archer Software.
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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 09 June 11 09:11 BST (UK) »
The 1901 census (with 35 hits) bears out the same kind of pattern as Stan's 1881 map :)

In contrast, in 1841 there are only a dozen or so people of that name, all in Kent and Yorkshire.

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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 June 11 09:18 BST (UK) »
Many surnames originate in place names.  The ending BY is very common in those parts of eastern England which formed part of the Danelaw.  In Leicestershire there is Barsby, one former spelling of which was Baresby.
Skewis (Wales and Scotland), Ayers (Maidenhead, Berkshire), Hildreth (Berkshire)

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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 June 11 17:42 BST (UK) »
The Office of national Statistics record shows 38 instances of the surname in the 2001 census, making it the =60264 surname in England and Wales. I think Imber has hit the answer, this type of surname described as locative is born by people whose family originated in that settlement, and who travelled away.
Ayres Brignell Cornwell Harvey Shipp  Stimpson Stubbings (all Cambs) Baumber Baxter Burton Ethards Proctor Stanton (all Lincs) Luffman (all counties)

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Re: Surname meaning and origin (Bearsby)
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 03 September 20 17:31 BST (UK) »
A Bearsby family was living in Coalville, Leicestershire, in at least late 1899. Private Charles Bearsby, of the Coldstream Guards, wrote home to his parents there from South Africa in late 1899.