||Re: surnames Beasley and Horton
||Jim Young (guest, 184.108.40.206)
||November 29, 2004 at 4:27:17 PM
||surnames Beasley and Horton by C. Colombo
Beesley in Lancashire; a clearing certainly, perhaps one that attracted a lot of bees.
Horton, a common place-name, there are at least 17 Hortons; the usual meaning is "muddy farmstead." There is one Horton in Gloucestershire (Avon) that was hore dun, or "stag hill." There is also a Scottish Horton, another muddy farm I suppose.
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