The name Beccle first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Beccle family
The surname Beccle was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beccle family
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Beccle Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Beccle has appeared include Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.
Early Notables of the Beccle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beccle family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Beccle arrived in North America very early: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.