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

Beddoe Early Origins



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.

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Beddoe Spelling Variations


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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.

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Beddoe Early History


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Beddoe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beddoe research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beddoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beddoe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beddoe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beddoe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Beddoe or a variant listed above:

Beddoe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Beddoe, aged 21, arrived in Jamaica in 1683

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beddoe (post 1700)


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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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beddoe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beddoe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 September 2016 at 07:01.

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