Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Beuoold is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in or near the village of Bowood
, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.
Early Origins of the Beuoold family
The surname Beuoold was first found in Dorset
, where the name is associated with the village of Bowood in the parish of Netherbury. In the Domesday Book
survey of 1086 Bowood was recorded as lands held by the Bishop of Salisbury. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Beuoold family
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Beuoold Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Beuoold has been spelled many different ways, including Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.
Early Notables of the Beuoold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beuoold family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Beuoolds to arrive in North America: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.