Surname/tag: Besimer Beesimer Beasmer Beismer Beesmer Beasimer Bismer
Part of the Beismer Name Study
Notes on discoveries about the name itself, its spelling, its meaning, etc. will be found here.
In order to limit the surnames in this study, the pronunciation of the surname will be used since there are similar spellings that are pronounced differently.
The name is pronounced Bees-mer or Bees-eh-mer (with the schwa sounded) regardless of spelling.
This study will NOT include those names that are pronounced Bays-mer, Bays-more or Bess-eh-mer or Bess-mer. We do not believe that the Beismer name is related to the Bessemer steel family name. The coordinator was told, at a genealogical "fair" that there are 2 pronunciations: Bees-mer and Bays-mer, one meaning beekeeper, the other meaning broom maker. We may confirm this during the study.
The variant spelling in the title of the study is the spelling of the name in the coordinator's family tree but it has only been seen, in that family for a few generations, as far as we know; although it has been seen in other geographic locations where the coordinator's family did not live. Many of the other variant spellings can be found in the coordinator's family tree.
Spellings identified, to date: Beismer, Beesmer, Beasmer, Beesimer, Beasimer, Bismer, Besemer, Besimer, Bezemer, Biesemeier, Biesemeyer.
There are a few locations in New York State where the name appears and it is suspected that the families in these areas are probably related although connections have not yet been seen. Since the counties of New York expanded in number, over the years, the probably of connections is even more likely. Variant spellings of the name appear currently in Montgomery County, Columbia County, Sullivan County, Ulster County, Delaware County and others. Those in Delaware County and others are known to be descendants of ancestors from Sullivan County. Those in Montgomery, Columbia, and Ulster Counties have not yet been connected.
It is hoped that this study will sort out these families and find connections and origins.