When the ancestors of the Beedsmore family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Dorset
. The original derivation of the name, however, is not related to that area, but is probably a geographical reference to some lost town, village, or parish. It is plausible that this place was in Staffordshire
, as the name is extremely common in that area. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
Early Origins of the Beedsmore family
The surname Beedsmore was first found in Dorset
, where they had been granted lands by their liege Lord, William the Conqueror, after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Beedsmore family
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Beedsmore Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Beedsmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Beardmore, Beardsmore, Berdmore, Berdsmore, Birdmore, Beedsmore and many more.
Early Notables of the Beedsmore family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beedsmore family to Ireland
Some of the Beedsmore family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Beedsmore family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Beedsmores were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Beardmore who arrived in Maryland in 1774.