Beecle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Beecle surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Beecle family
The surname Beecle was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Beecle family
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Beecle Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Beecle include Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.
Early Notables of the Beecle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beecle family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.