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The Bedale name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Bedale is derived from the name of a medieval court official called a beadle. A beadle performed similar duties to those of a bailiff in a modern court of law, as well as acting as a sort of town crier, and later as a constable of the parish.

Bedale Early Origins



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

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Bedale Spelling Variations


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Bedale Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bedale were recorded, including Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.

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Bedale Early History


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Bedale Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedale research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Bedale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedale Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bedale Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bedale 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bedale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elis Bedale, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • James Bedale, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Bedale Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedale 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 22 October 2012 at 16:05.

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