culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Beddere comes from when one of the family worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in
. The surname Beddere is possibly derived from the Old French word
, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beddere research.Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1200, 1273, 1349, 1369, 1777, 1635 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Beddere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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. Beddere has been spelled many different ways, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
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 Bedderes to arrive in North America: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.