Sunday, November 27, 2005

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Beecher Research: "English or German? What language did you earliest Beecher ancestors speak?

Many Beechers are of English origin. The first Beecher line to arrive in America was John Beecher who came in 1637 from Kent, England to Connecticut. They soon spread throughout New England, New York, northern Pennsylvania and eventually throughout the U.S. and Canada. Included in this line are the famous preachers, Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, and his sister Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Some Beechers are using an Americanized version of their original Germanic surname, either the Swiss B├╝cher (pronounced like Beesher) or Becher or Becker from Germany (pronounced Beeker).

Around the 1820-1860 period (the 2nd or 3rd generation in America) they adopted Beecher as their surname. The major German-speaking Beecher ancestors arrived in Philadelphia in the early 1700's, spreading first in southeastern Pennsylvania before moving to Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and as far west as California.

You can tell which Beecher group you are related to by participating in our Y-DNA test.
We have Beecher participants of English and German origin in our group, ready to match up with you.
Our testing is done by the largest firm, using the genetics labs at the University of Arizona through Family Tree DNA.

By joining our group, your testing cost is only $99 instead of the regular $159."


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