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Beddow is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the Welsh name ap-Eddow. Over time, this has changed to be known as Beddow.

Beddow Early Origins



The surname Beddow 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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Beddow Early History


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Beddow Early History



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Beddow Spelling Variations


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Beddow Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Beddow has undergone many spelling variations, including Beddow, Beddoe, Bedoe, Bedow, Bedows, Bedlow and many more.

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Beddow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beddow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Beddow were among those contributors:

Beddow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Beddow, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1896

Beddow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • C.A. Beddow, aged 46, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Elijah Beddow, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1904
  • Alfred Beddow, aged 23, who landed in America from Middleton, in 1906
  • Jane Beddow, aged 61, who landed in America from Radcliffe, England, in 1913
  • John W Beddow, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Radcliffe, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beddow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beddow (post 1700)



  • Margery Beddow (1931-2010), American actress, dancer, director and choreographer
  • W. E. Beddow, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jim Beddow, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of South Dakota, 1994 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jean Beddow, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1996 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Besie Beddow (1893-1975), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Beddow, English specialist in German literature
  • Jonathon Harry "Clem" Beddow (b. 1885), English footballer
  • Cascy Beddow (b. 1982), Canadian film actor

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