Bidall is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the name of a medieval court official called a beadle.
A beadle performed similar duties to those of a bailiff in a modern court of law, as well as acting as a sort of town crier, and later as a constable of the parish.
Early Origins of the Bidall family
The surname Bidall was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bidall family
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Bidall 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 Bidall has undergone many spelling variations
, including Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Bidall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bidall 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 Bidall were among those contributors:
Bidall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Henry Bidall, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1799