tribes of Britain. Beddemind was originally a name given to someone who worked as a person hired to pray for another's soul after his death. The surname Beddemind is derived from the Old English terms
or almshouses for the poor, where the inhabitants were required to pray for their benefactors. In a publication by Skelton in 1528, he wrote of
from the Middle Ages.
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It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Beddemind are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Beddemind include: Beadman, Bedman, Bedeman, Bedemon, Beadmann and many more.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beddemind or a variant listed above: Elizabeth Beadman who arrived in Virginia in 1650.