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The Anglo-Saxon name Bedell comes from when the family resided in Bidwell, Hertfordshire. This place name derives from the Old English words "byde," meaning "tub," and "well," meaning a "spring," or "stream." As such, Bedell is classed as a habitational name.

Bedell Early Origins



The surname Bedell was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where Bidwell was said to be a picturesque hamlet lying to the north-west of Houghton village. There is an early record of a Stephen de Bedewellin in Essex in the Calendar of the Close Rolls, in 1229.

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Bedell Spelling Variations


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Bedell Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bedell include Bedwell, Bedwel, Bedewell, Bidwell, Bidewell and many more.

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Bedell Early History


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Bedell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedell research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1323, 1388, 1420, 1561, 1589, 1595, and 1632 are included under the topic Early Bedell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bedell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bedell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedell In Ireland


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Bedell In Ireland



Some of the Bedell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bedell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gertrude Bedell, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Atwell Bedell, who arrived in Maryland in 1662
  • Elizabeth Bedell, who landed in Maryland in 1662
  • Robert Bedell, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Henry Bedell, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bedell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicho Bedell, who arrived in Virginia in 1703

Bedell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Bedell, who arrived in New York in 1832
  • Mr. Bedell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Bedell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Bedell U.E. born in Staten Island, New York, USA who settled in Woodstock, New Brunswick c. 1783 he was a magistrate for 40 years [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Bedell U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Paul Bedell U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Stephen Bedell U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Bedell U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedell (post 1700)



  • Ossian Bedell, American politician, U.S. Consul in Fort Erie, 1890-93, 1897-99
  • Thomas Bedell Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Greene County 2nd District, 1852
  • Joel Ferree Bedell Jr. (1905-1992), American Democrat politician, Public affairs representative, Humble Oil and Refining Company; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1961-66; Defeated, 1966
  • Jeffrey Bedell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964
  • Harry E. Bedell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1904
  • Gilbert Bedell, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1825, 1840
  • G. Archie Bedell, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956
  • Forrest Bedell, American Republican politician, Chair of Rockingham County Republican Party, 1952; Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1960
  • Eugene J. Bedell, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate 12th District, 1976
  • David A. Bedell, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 36th District, 2010
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Bedell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedell 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.

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