Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Begelle family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Begelle family
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Begelle Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Begelle were recorded, including Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.
Early Notables of the Begelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Begelle family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Begelle family emigrate to North America: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.
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