Anglo-Saxon surname Bedle came from the name of a medieval court official called a beadle. A beadle performed similar duties to those of a bailiff in a modern court of law, as well as acting as a sort of town crier, and later as a constable of the parish.
Early Origins of the Bedle family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bedle family
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Bedle Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bedle family name include Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Bedle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bedle family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bedle surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Bedle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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