The Bedall family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes 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.
Early Origins of the Bedall family
The surname Bedall was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bedall family
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Bedall Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bedall include Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Bedall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bedall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bedall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- W.H. Bedall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm