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Biddall is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that 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.

Biddall Early Origins



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

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Biddall Spelling Variations


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Biddall Spelling Variations



Biddall has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Biddall have been found, including Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.

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Biddall Early History


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Biddall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biddall research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Biddall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Biddall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biddall Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Biddalls to arrive on North American shores: John Beadle who settled in Barbados in 1634; John and Gabriel Beadle, who settled in Virginia in 1608; twelve years before the "Mayflower"; Philip and Robert Beadle settled in Virginia in 1653.

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