Beeson/Beason

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Since the Beesons & Beasons in USA came from the same line; does anyone know why Beeson was changed to Beason?
in Genealogy Help by John Beeson G2G3 (4.0k points)
My thoughts:

The Beesons were Quakers.  Quakers discouraged "marrying out"; there are some examples of a Beeson being "expelled" after "marrying out" ; in some cases that person changed their spelling to Beason.  I believe in protest.

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There is information about the Beeson surname history at:                                http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Beeson

Can you pinpoint when the change took place from your records?

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Interesting site, but hardly what I would call "real data".

Just don't know how much credance one can put in the information at this site.
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Various reason at various times,  Captain Edward Beeson's children by his second wife, Ann Penningyon,  occurred before a formal marriage and when he had them declared his heirs an error recorded their name as Beason,, that was the first time I can find Beason in my line, but these children and their offspring used the names interchangeable for no apparent reason, my father and his siblings were born Beeson, but for some unknown reason my father used the Beason spelling that his uncles and cousins used.

 

Richard Beason
by Anonymous Beason G2G Crew (830 points)
edited by Anonymous Beason

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