Last name: Begley
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Just to clarify....the name is BEGEY.....no "L"....and it is a "made-up" name, an attempt at a phonetic spelling that backfired....supposedly changed by Caesar Paul Begey to make it easier for Americans to NOT pronounce "Bergere" as "Burger".....
My name is Ed Begley my grandfather said name was Baguley originally and they were blue bloods from Cheshire England..... the family was baggley in 1810 it was misspelled in Knox. Co.Kentucky to Begley.
My mothers family was also Begley, from Leslie County Ky
im from leslie county lol
I am the 4x great granddaughter of John Stewart Begley from Clay/Perry Kentucky and he indicated he was from Ireland. Related?
i was born in perry county Kentucky which is Hazard,ky close to leslie county
My father is from Harlan Co, KY and has family in Harlan and Letcher counties.
I am related to people named Begey that settled in Muscatine, Iowa....they were never in Ireland. My great-grandfather's name was Paul Bergere (pronounced bare-zhay') and he was from St. Germain in France. He got tired of people pronouncing it "bur'-ger" which made him sound German and told his family they were legally changing it to a 'phonetic' spelling of Begey, as he thought that would at least have people pronouncing it correctly. It sort of backfired and people pronounced it "bee'-gee". His daughter, my grandmother told me this....the entire family was from France as far back as you can track....some of the generations still live in/around Iowa, some moved to Connecticut.