Last name: BEESTON

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BEESTON : This last name is indexed 24,733 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BEESTON : English:: 1: habitational name from any of the many places in England so called. Those in Nottinghamshire Norfolk and Yorkshire were settlements where bent grass grew (Old English bēos ‘rough grass’ + Old English tūn ‘enclosure settlement’). In Bedfordshire it probably denoted a settlement on a bend (Old English byge + genitive singular -es + tūn). The hamlet stands on a marked bend of the river Yvel. In Cheshire it is named from a rock below which trading took place (Old English byge ‘commerce’ + Old English stān ‘stone’). The reference is to a prominent crag where the remains of Beeston Castle stand. Compare Beaston and Beeson.2: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived in that part of a village known in Middle English as bi este toun ‘(place) at the east (end) of the village’.

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