Beddoe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Beddoe came from the Welsh name ap-Eddow. Over time, this has changed to be known as Beddoe.

Early Origins of the Beddoe family

The surname Beddoe 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.

Early History of the Beddoe family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beddoe research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1650, 1680 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Beddoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beddoe Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Beddoe has been recorded under many different variations, including Beddow, Beddoe, Bedoe, Bedow, Bedows, Bedlow and many more.

Early Notables of the Beddoe family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Bedloe (1650-1680), "dishonest adventurer and 'evidence' in the Popish plot, was born on 20 April 1650, at midday, at Chepstow. We must receive with doubt whatever he reported of his family, his boastfulness and unveracity being notorious; but he 'always kept a diary of his most remarkable adventures for the space of ten years together...
Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beddoe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


West Indies Beddoe migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [1]
Beddoe Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • John Beddoe, aged 21, who arrived in Jamaica in 1683 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beddoe (post 1700) +

  • Don Beddoe (1903-1991), American character actor
  • Lieutenant-Commander Alan Brookman Beddoe (1893-1975), Canadian war artist and first President of the Heraldry Society of Canada
  • John Beddoe (1826-1911), British ethnologist
  • Dan Beddoe (1863-1937), Welsh tenor
  • Clive Beddoe (b. 1947), founding shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WestJet Airlines


  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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