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The name Bedan is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of the Britain and comes from the Welsh name ap-Eddow. Over time, this has changed to be known as Bedan.

Bedan Early Origins



The surname Bedan was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Bedan Spelling Variations


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Bedan 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. Bedan has been spelled many different ways, including Beddow, Beddoe, Bedoe, Bedow, Bedows, Bedlow and many more.

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Bedan Early History


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Bedan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedan research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bedan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bedan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bedan 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 Bedans to arrive in North America: William Beddo who settled in Virginia in 1727; Alice Bedow settled in Virginia in 1660; Andrew Bedow landed in America in 1660; John Bedow settled in Barbados in 1660..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedan (post 1700)



  • Greg Bedan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008

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Bedan Family Crest Products


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Bedan Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Bedan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedan 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 14 January 2016 at 10:16.

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