Show ContentsBedlow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bedlow is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the Welsh name ap-Eddow. Over time, this has changed to be known as Bedlow.

Early Origins of the Bedlow family

The surname Bedlow 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.

Early History of the Bedlow family

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Bedlow 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 Bedlow has undergone many spelling variations, including Beddow, Beddoe, Bedoe, Bedow, Bedows, Bedlow and many more.

Early Notables of the Bedlow family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Bedloe (1650-1680), "dishonest adventurer and 'evidence' in the Popish plot, was born on 20 April 1650, at midday, at Chepstow. We must receive with doubt whatever he reported of his family, his boastfulness and unveracity being notorious; but he 'always kept a diary of his most remarkable adventures for the space of ten years together...
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United States Bedlow migration to the United States +

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 Bedlow were among those contributors:

Bedlow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Isaac Bedlow, who landed in New York in 1664 [1]
Bedlow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bedlow, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [1]

Australia Bedlow migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bedlow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Bedlow, (b. 1815), aged 24, Irish servant who was convicted in Dublin, Ireland for 7 years for house breaking, transported aboard the "Blenheim" on 19th May 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook