Beveridge

Beveridge
Recorded in several spellings as shown below, this is a medieval Anglo-Scottish surname. Introduced into the British Isles after the famous Norman Conquest of 1066, it has at least two possible origins. The first is from French word "beivre", meaning to drink, the term being used to describe a drink bought to seal a bargain, the surname being a nickname for one who habitually concluded contracts in this way. Secondly the surname can be locational from the island of Beverege, meaning Beaver Island in the Severn River, in England. This place was referred to by Florence of Worcester in the 10th century as a place of retreat for the Danes, who controlled the area, during a revolt by the native English against their masters. What is unclear though is why as Beveridge although mainly pronounced Berridge, is so popular in Scotland and has been since at least the year 1302. At that time one Walter Beverage was a juror at St Andrews, Fife, whilst two centuries later in 1530, David Beverage was the official cup bearer to King James Vth of Scotland. Modern name spellings include Beverage, Beveridge, Bavridge, Bavidge, Belfrage, Berrige and others. Early recordings include Robert Beuerish in the tax rolls known as the Feet of Fines of Huntingdonshire in the year 1315, whilst on February 21st 1630, William Bevridge was christened at St. Botolph Bishopsgate in the city of London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Wido Beverage. This was dated 1212, in the Curia Regis Rolls of Buckinghamshire, during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

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  • Beveridge — can refer to:People* Albert Beveridge (1862 – 1927), historian and United States Senator * Annette Susannah Akroyd Beveridge(1842 1929), orientalist and reformer * Bill Beveridge (1909 1995), Professional Hockey Goaltender * Crawford W. Beveridge …   Wikipedia

  • Beveridge — ist der Name folgender Personen: als Familienname Albert J. Beveridge (1862–1927), US amerikanischer Politiker John Lourie Beveridge (1824–1910), US amerikanischer Politiker William Beveridge (Theologe) (1637–1708), Theologe William Henry… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • BEVERIDGE (W. H.) — BEVERIDGE WILLIAM HENRY (1879 1963) Après des études à Oxford, Beveridge est nommé, à vingt quatre ans, sous directeur d’un foyer londonien à but philanthropique; bientôt il dirige les services officiels de chômage et de placement. Ces activités… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Beveridge — (lord William Henry) (1879 1963) économiste britannique, député libéral. Le plan Beveridge (1942) a révolutionné la sécurité sociale en Grande Bretagne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Beveridge — (spr. Biwweridsch, Beveregius), Will., geb. 1638 in Barrow; wurde, nachdem er mehrere Stellen bekleidet hatte, Prediger an der Peterskirche in London, 1684 Cabinetsprediger Wilhelms III., 1704 Bischof von Asaph u. st. 1708. Er schr.: De linguarum …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Beveridge — Beveridge, William Henry …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Beveridge — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. William Beveridge (1879 1963) était un économiste anglais, dont les rapports en 1942 sur la sécurité sociale et en 1944 sur le plein emploi servirent de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Beveridge — noun British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879 1963) • Syn: ↑William Henry Beveridge, ↑First Baron… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beveridge — I. biographical name Albert Jeremiah 1862 1927 American politician & historian II. biographical name William Henry 1879 1963 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal English economist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Beveridge — William Henry, 1879–1963, englischer Sozialpolitiker, der in Großbritannien nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den modernen ⇡ Wohlfahrtsstaat geschaffen hat. B. studierte in Oxford, war von 1919 bis 1937 Direktor der London School of Economics, danach… …   Lexikon der Economics


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