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The ancient roots of the Bekle family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Bekle comes from when the family lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.

Bekle Early Origins



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

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Bekle Spelling Variations


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Bekle Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bekle has appeared include Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.

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Bekle Early History


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Bekle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bekle research. Another 575 words (41 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1191, 1256, 1273, 1278, 1500 and 1642 are included under the topic Early Bekle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bekle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bekle Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bekle arrived in North America very early:

Bekle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Tobias Bekle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1755

Bekle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barbara Bekle, who arrived in New York in 1835

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Bekle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bekle 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 30 September 2014 at 11:29.

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