Show ContentsBeckele History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Beckele date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Beckele family

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

Early History of the Beckele family

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Beckele Spelling Variations

Beckele has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Beckele have been found, including Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.

Early Notables of the Beckele family (pre 1700)

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United States Beckele migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Beckeles to arrive on North American shores:

Beckele Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Beckele, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]

  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) on Facebook