Biddissome is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the Pas-de-Calais region of Normandy
here the family lived before coming to England
with the Norman Conquest
and settling in the county of Essex
. Other records show the name could have been a baptismal name derived from the expression the son of Beatrice
from the nickname Bete.
Early Origins of the Biddissome family
The surname Biddissome was first found in Shropshire
, where "Walter De Betton had a freehold estate at Betton-Strange, near Shrewsbury, in the reign of Edward I
. William Betton, fourth in descent from Walter, was seated at Great Berwick prior to the reign of Henry IV." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Betton Strange is today a hamlet in the civil parish of Berrington and home to Betton Strange Hall which was built in the 1800s.
Early History of the Biddissome family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biddissome research.Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1316, 1327, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1543, 1582, 1583, 1598, 1620, 1625, 1661 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Biddissome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Biddissome Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Biddissome family name include Bettin, Bettinson, Betin, Betun, Betonessone, Betissone, Betonson, Bittinson, Bettine, Betenson, Bettenson, Bettinsoonne, Betinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Biddissome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biddissome family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Biddissome surname or a spelling variation of the name include: J. Bettinson who arrived in Ontario in 1879.