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Beekel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Beekel is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.

Early Origins of the Beekel family

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

Early History of the Beekel family

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Beekel Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Beekel family name include Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.

Early Notables of the Beekel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Beekel family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Beekel surname or a spelling variation of the name include: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.

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