name Bedder comes from its first bearer, who was a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
. The surname Bedder is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor
, meaning one who beats
, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour
, which means a beater of gold
Early Origins of the Bedder family
The surname Bedder was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bedder family
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Bedder 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. Bedder has been spelled many different ways, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Bedder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bedder family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bedders to arrive in North America: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.