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The ancestry of the name Bedmand can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a person hired to pray for another's soul after his death. The surname Bedmand 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.

Bedmand Early Origins



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

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Bedmand Spelling Variations


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Bedmand Spelling Variations



Bedmand has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bedmand have been found, including Beadman, Bedman, Bedeman, Bedemon, Beadmann and many more.

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Bedmand Early History


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Bedmand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedmand 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 Bedmand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedmand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bedmand Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bedmands to arrive on North American shores: Elizabeth Beadman who arrived in Virginia in 1650.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. 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.
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Bedmand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedmand 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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