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Where did the English Bedow family come from? What is the English Bedow family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bedow family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bedow family history?It was among those Anglo-Saxon tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Bedow was formed. The name was derived from the Welsh name ap-Eddow. Over time, this has changed to be known as Bedow.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bedow include Beddow, Beddoe, Bedoe, Bedow, Bedows, Bedlow and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedow research. Another 297 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bedow History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bedow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bedow were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Bedow Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Bedow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedow Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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