Show ContentsBerdmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Berdmore reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Berdmore family lived in Dorset. The original derivation of the name, however, is not related to that area, but is probably a geographical reference to some lost town, village, or parish. It is plausible that this place was in Staffordshire, as the name is extremely common in that area. [1]

Early Origins of the Berdmore family

The surname Berdmore was first found in Dorset, where they had been granted lands by their liege Lord, William the Conqueror, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Berdmore family

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Berdmore Spelling Variations

Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Berdmore family name include Beardmore, Beardsmore, Berdmore, Berdsmore, Birdmore, Beedsmore and many more.

Early Notables of the Berdmore family

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Ireland Migration of the Berdmore family to Ireland

Some of the Berdmore family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Berdmore family

To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Berdmore family to immigrate North America: John Beardmore who arrived in Maryland in 1774.

Contemporary Notables of the name Berdmore (post 1700) +

  • Samuel Berdmore (1740-1802), English Master of Charterhouse School who received his education at Jesus College, Cambridge [2]

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 14 June. 2019 on Facebook