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Bedore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Bedore family


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.

Early History of the Bedore family


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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.

Early Notables of the Bedore family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bedore family to the New World and Oceana


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..

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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