The name Beddal was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It 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 Beddal family
The surname Beddal was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beddal family
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Beddal Spelling Variations
Beddal 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 Beddal have been found, including Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Beddal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beddal family to the New World and Oceana
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 Beddals to arrive on North American shores: John Beadle who settled in Barbados in 1634; John and Gabriel Beadle, who settled in Virginia in 1608; twelve years before the "Mayflower"; Philip and Robert Beadle settled in Virginia in 1653.