The Bedale name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Bedale is derived from the name of a medieval court official called a beadle.
A beadle performed similar duties to those of a bailiff in a modern court of law, as well as acting as a sort of town crier, and later as a constable of the parish.
Early Origins of the Bedale family
The surname Bedale was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bedale family
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Bedale Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bedale were recorded, including Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Bedale family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bedale family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bedale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Elis Bedale, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- James Bedale, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750