The Bekles name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in or around the parish of Beckles, in the county of Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Bekles family
The surname Bekles was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bekles family
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Bekles Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bekles has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bekell, Beckles, Beccles, Bekles, Beckle, Beccle, Beckells, Beccells and many more.
Early Notables of the Bekles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bekles family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bekles were among those contributors: George Beckles who arrived in Barbados in 1680.