The ancestry of the name Begells dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Begells family
The surname Begells was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Begells family
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Begells Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Begells have been found, including Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.
Early Notables of the Begells family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Begells family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Begells, or a variant listed above: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.