The history of the name Beagles begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It 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 Beagles family
The surname Beagles was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beagles family
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Beagles Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beagles has been recorded under many different variations, including Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Beagles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beagles family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beagles or a variant listed above:
Beagles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Michael Beagles, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Beagles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annie Beagles, aged 24, who landed in America from Spaulding, England, in 1911
- George Mozcay Beagles, aged 27, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1916