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Bedenbaugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Bedenbaugh family. The Bedenbaugh surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria. The family acquired a prestigious reputation in this area and increased its influence as branches of the same house purchased new lands, often in areas beyond Bavaria. The acquisition of new estates, combined with their numerous contributions to German culture and society, made the Bettenbecks prosperous members of the area's landed gentry.

Early Origins of the Bedenbaugh family


The surname Bedenbaugh was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bettenbecken came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The influence of the family increased as branches of the same house acquired new estates, often in new areas beyond Bavaria. The acquisition of new estates, combined with their great contributions to society, succeeded in elevating their social status.

Early History of the Bedenbaugh family


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Bedenbaugh Spelling Variations


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bedenbaugh include Bettenbecken, Betenbecken, Bettenbechen, Bettenbeken, Betenbechen, Betenbeken, Bettinbecken, Bettenbecker, Bettenbeckel, Bettenbeckele, Bettenbeckle, Betenbecker, Betenbeckle, Betenbeckel, Betenbeckele, Bettenbecher, Bettenbechel, Bettenbechele, Bettenbechle, Bettenbeker, Bettenbekel, Bettenbekele, Bettenbekle, Betenbecher, Betenbechel, Betenbechele and many more.

Early Notables of the Bedenbaugh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bedenbaugh family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bedenbaugh or a variant listed above:

Bedenbaugh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Bedenbaugh, who arrived in South Carolina in 1752

Contemporary Notables of the name Bedenbaugh (post 1700)


  • Brenda Bedenbaugh, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008

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