The ancestors of the name Biddonessume date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Biddonessume family
The surname Biddonessume 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 Biddonessume family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biddonessume 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 Biddonessume History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Biddonessume Spelling Variations
Biddonessume 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 Biddonessume have been found, including Bettin, Bettinson, Betin, Betun, Betonessone, Betissone, Betonson, Bittinson, Bettine, Betenson, Bettenson, Bettinsoonne, Betinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Biddonessume family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biddonessume family to the New World and Oceana
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 Biddonessumes to arrive on North American shores: J. Bettinson who arrived in Ontario in 1879.