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The history of the name Bedeghan dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person hired to pray for another's soul after his death. The surname Bedeghan is derived from the Old English terms bede, which means prayer, and man, which means man. In medieval England, there were also beadhouses, or almshouses for the poor, where the inhabitants were required to pray for their benefactors. In a publication by Skelton in 1528, he wrote of Other smale mynisters, as reders and singers, bedemen and bellringers.

Bedeghan Early Origins



The surname Bedeghan was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Bedeghan Spelling Variations


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Bedeghan 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 Bedeghan has undergone many spelling variations, including Beadman, Bedman, Bedeman, Bedemon, Beadmann and many more.

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Bedeghan Early History


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Bedeghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedeghan research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1381, 1500, 1659, 1793, 1372, 1410 and 1372 are included under the topic Early Bedeghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedeghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bedeghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bedeghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Bedeghan were among those contributors: Elizabeth Beadman who arrived in Virginia in 1650.

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    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Bedeghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedeghan 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 18 July 2013 at 14:39.

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