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Family name
Meaning "handsome man"; "fair, beautiful"; "son of Bel"; "bee-hill"
Region of origin England
Language(s) of origin Old French, Old English (Norman or Anglo-Saxon)
Related names Beal
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons: [1]

Beale is an English surname. At the time of the British Census of 1881,[1] its relative frequency was highest in Dorset (6.3 times the British average), followed by Huntingdonshire, Hampshire, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Kent and Surrey.

The name Beale may refer to:


  • Anthony Beale (born 1967), American politician, alderman in Chicago
  • Charles Lewis Beale (1824–1900), member of U.S. House of Representatives from New York
  • Daniel Beale (1759–1842), Scottish merchant, brother of Thomas Beale
  • Dorothea Beale (1831–1906), English teacher, founder of St. Hilda's College, Oxford
  • Edith Bouvier Beale (1917–2002), American socialite, first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
  • Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822–1893), American frontiersman and diplomat
  • Fleur Beale (born 1945), New Zealand teenage fiction writer best known for her novel I am not Esther
  • Gregory Beale (born 1949), Reformed Christian theologian and seminary professor
  • Howard Beale (politician) (1898–1983), Australian politician and Ambassador to the United States
  • Howard K. Beale (1899–1959), American historian and author
  • Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd's of London
  • Jack Beale (1917–2006), Australian politician
  • James Beale (1835–1883), also known as Africanus Horton, Sierra Leonean writer and folklorist
  • John Elmes Beale (1847–1928), English politician, three times Mayor of Bournemouth and founder of its largest department store, Beales
  • Gerard Beale, New Zealand rugby league player
  • Joseph Henry Beale, Harvard Law professor and conflict of laws scholar
  • Julian Beale (born 1934), Australian politician
  • Kurtley Beale (born 1989), Australian rugby union player
  • Lionel Smith Beale (1828–1906), British medical doctor and professor at King's College London
  • Maria Taylor Beale (1849–1929), American author
  • Martin Beale (1928–1985), British pioneer of mathematical programming
  • Mary Beale (1633–1699), English portrait painter
  • Octavius Beale (1850–1930), Irish piano manufacturer and philanthropist
  • Richard L. T. Beale (1819–1893), American lawyer, Congressman from Virginia, and brigadier general in Confederate States Army
  • Simon Russell Beale (born 1961), British actor
  • Theodore Beale (born c.1968) American writer
  • Thomas Beale (c. 1775–1841), Scottish naturalist and opium speculator, brother of Daniel Beale
  • Thomas Chaye Beale (19th century), Scottish merchant, cousin of Daniel and Thomas Beale
  • Thomas Willert Beale (1828–1894), English writer, also wrote under the pseudonym Walter Maynard
  • William Beale (1784–1854), British composer

As given name


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  1. ^ a b "beale Surname Meaning and Distribution".  Retrieved 23 January 2014