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Beveridge


Meaning 'of Beverege', a locational name. The origin of this name is from Beverege, the name of an island in the Severn, referred to by Florence of Worcester as a retreat for the Danes during a revolt by the English. Variants Beveridge, Beverage, Bavridge, Berridge. This name is of Anglo- Celtic origin and is popular throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It is found in many mediaeval manuscripts in the above islands. Examples of such are a Hugh Beverach, county Cambridgeshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273 and a Francis Beveredge, county Derby, was registered in the University of Oxford, in the year 1579. In Scotland the earliest mention of the name was in 1302 when Walter Beverage is named as juror on an inquest at Saint Andrews, and a Henry Beveragh, was witness in Paisley, in the year 1504. The name is found in small numbers in Ireland being introduced there from England and Scotland centuries ago.


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