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Beedle is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the name of a medieval court official called a beadle. A beadle performed similar duties to those of a bailiff in a modern court of law, as well as acting as a sort of town crier, and later as a constable of the parish.

Beedle Early Origins



The surname Beedle was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Beedle Spelling Variations


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Beedle Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Beedle are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Beedle include: Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.

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Beedle Early History


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Beedle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beedle research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Beedle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beedle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beedle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beedle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beedle or a variant listed above:

Beedle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Beedle, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Alice Beedle settled in Virginia in 1650
  • Mice Beedle, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Edward Beedle, who landed in Virginia in 1654
  • John Beedle, who arrived in Maryland in 1661
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Beedle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Beedle, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Robert Beedle, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Mercy Beedle settled in Maryland in 1775

Beedle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Evan Beedle, who arrived in New York in 1851
  • Stephen Beedle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beedle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beedle (post 1700)



  • George E. Beedle, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Waupaca County 2nd District, 1903-06
  • Ernest Beedle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960
  • Ashley Beedle (b. 1962), British house music producer
  • William Beedle (1918-1981), original name of the Academy Award-winning American film actor William Holden

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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    The Beedle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beedle 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 11 November 2015 at 10:14.

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