The name Beadwell has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon
name that was originally 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 Beadwell family
The surname Beadwell was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beadwell family
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Beadwell Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Beadwell include Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Beadwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beadwell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Beadwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- F. Beadwell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque WILLIAM WATSON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamWatson.htm