The name Biddun belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their 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 Biddun family
The surname Biddun 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 Biddun family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biddun 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 Biddun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Biddun Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Biddun include Bettin, Bettinson, Betin, Betun, Betonessone, Betissone, Betonson, Bittinson, Bettine, Betenson, Bettenson, Bettinsoonne, Betinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Biddun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Biddun family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Biddun were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: J. Bettinson who arrived in Ontario in 1879.