Joseph Beal

3 September 1787–

The Life Summary of Joseph

Joseph Beal was born on 3 September 1787 as the son of William Beal and Elizabeth.

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William Beal
Elizabeth
Richard Beal
1778–1826
John Beal
1779–1781
Matthias Beal
1780–
William Beal
1782–
Thomas Beal
1784–
Ann Beal
1789–
James Beal
1783–
Sarah Beal
1786–
Joseph Beal
1787–
Elizabeth Ann Beale
1788–
Richard Beal
1791–
Sarah Susannah Beal
1793–
Maria Beal
1793–
George Beal
1798–1868

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Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Beale , from Old French bel(e) ‘fair, lovely’ (see Beau ), either a nickname for a handsome man or a metronymic from this word used as a female personal name.English (northern): habitational name from any of the places so named in Northumberland and Yorkshire. The former of these (Behil in early records) is named with Old English bēo ‘bee’ + hyll ‘hill’; the latter (Begale in Domesday Book) with Old English bēag ‘ring’, here probably used in the sense ‘river bend’, or an unattested personal name Bēaga derived from this word + halh ‘nook, recess’ (see Beagle 2). An additional source may be Beald, a farm in Cambridgeshire, recorded as Bele super Dedhil, c. 1195. In Lincolnshire, the surname is perhaps from a word or name for a farm derived from Scandinavian bøli ‘farm’.French (Béal): topographic name for someone who lived by a mill race, from the Lyonnaise dialect term béal, bezale, bedale (of Gaulish origin).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Beel
Beale
Belson
Beall

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  • Joseph Beal, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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