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Bedsole Early Origins



The surname Bedsole was first found in Franconia and Thuringia, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by various leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention L. Beczolt of Merseburg in 1489.

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Bedsole Spelling Variations


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Bedsole Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bedsole include Betzold, Betsold, Bezold, Betzolt, Betsolt, Bezolt, Bessold, Bessolt, Petzold, Petzoldt, Betzoldt, Bedsole and many more.

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Bedsole Early History


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Bedsole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bedsole research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1836 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Bedsole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bedsole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bedsole Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Bedsole in this period include Albert von Betzold (b.1836), who was the son of the eminent D. von Betzold. Albert rose to even greater renown than his father, as he was a student...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bedsole Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Bedsole surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Henry Betzold, who came to Philadelphia in 1834; Christopher Betzold, who arrived in Philadelphia, in 1840; Matthaus Bezold, who came to Philadelphia in 1842.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedsole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bedsole (post 1700)



  • Hal Bedsole (b. 1941), American NFL football tight end who played from 1964 to 1966 for the Minnesota Vikings

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    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Bedsole Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bedsole 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 27 March 2014 at 08:50.

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