The Biddemint name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person hired to pray for another's soul after his death. The surname Biddemint is derived from the Old English terms bede,
which means prayer,
which means man.
In medieval England
, there were also beadhouses,
or almshouses for the poor, where the inhabitants were required to pray for their benefactors. In a publication by Skelton in 1528, he wrote of Other smale mynisters, as reders and singers, bedemen and bellringers.
Early Origins of the Biddemint family
The surname Biddemint was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Biddemint family
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Biddemint 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 Biddemint has undergone many spelling variations
, including Beadman, Bedman, Bedeman, Bedemon, Beadmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Biddemint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biddemint 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 Biddemint were among those contributors: Elizabeth Beadman who arrived in Virginia in 1650.