Beardall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Beardall family

The surname Beardall was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times. This name has undergone many changes throughout the centuries. Conjecturally, the family name emerged from Birdswald, a Clan seated on Hadrian's Wall in Cumberland, at the station known as Amboglanna. The name was corrupted into Birdoswald, Birdwood, Birdworth, Birdswood, and Birdsworth.

Early History of the Beardall family

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Beardall Spelling Variations

Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. Spelling variations of the name Beardall include Birdoswald, Birdwald, Birdweld, Birdwell, Birdwood, Birdworth, Birdswood, Birdsworth, Beardwall, Beardwell, Berdwall, Berdwell, Beardwood, Beardworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Beardall family (pre 1700)

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Beardall migration to the United States

In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Beardall or a variant listed above:

Beardall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Beardall, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]
  • William Beardall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beardall (post 1700)

  • William Beardall Jr. (1890-1984), American politician, Mayor of Orlando, Florida, 1940-52 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from
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