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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.

Bekles Early Origins



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

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Bekles Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bekles Early History


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Bekles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bekles 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 Bekles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bekles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bekles Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Bekles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bekles 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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