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The name Bechells is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.

Bechells Early Origins



The surname Bechells was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bechells Spelling Variations


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Bechells Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bechells has been spelled many different ways, including Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.

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Bechells Early History


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Bechells Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bechells research. Another 575 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1191, 1256, 1273, 1278, 1500 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Bechells History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bechells Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bechells Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bechells Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bechellss to arrive in North America: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Bechells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bechells Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 September 2014 at 11:29.

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