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The generations and branches of the Bedore family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Bedore comes from the Welsh name ap-Eddow. Over time, this has changed to be known as Bedore.

Bedore Early Origins



The surname Bedore 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.

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Bedore Spelling Variations


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Bedore Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bedore include Beddow, Beddoe, Bedoe, Bedow, Bedows, Bedlow and many more.

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Bedore Early History


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Bedore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedore research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bedore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bedore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bedore Notables 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bedore or a variant listed above: William Beddo who settled in Virginia in 1727; Alice Bedow settled in Virginia in 1660; Andrew Bedow landed in America in 1660; John Bedow settled in Barbados in 1660..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedore (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedore (post 1700)



  • Thomas Bedore (b. 1925), former American NFL football end for the Washington Redskins in 1944
  • Tim Bedore, American comedian from Chicago Illinois

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Bedore Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Bedore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedore 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 2 November 2015 at 07:29.

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