Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Beckelle is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Beckelle family
The surname Beckelle was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beckelle family
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Beckelle 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. Beckelle has been spelled many different ways, including Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.
Early Notables of the Beckelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beckelle family to the New World and Oceana
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 Beckelles to arrive in North America: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.