Biddy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Biddy family

The surname Biddy was first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Biddy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biddy research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1597, 1603, 1735, 1771, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Biddy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Biddy Spelling Variations

The name, Biddy, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.

Early Notables of the Biddy family (pre 1700)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Biddy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Biddy family to Ireland

Some of the Biddy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Biddy migration to Canada

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Biddy surname who came to North America were:

Biddy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Biddy, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833

Contemporary Notables of the name Biddy (post 1700)

  • Biddy White Lennon (1945-2017), Irish actress and food writer, known as a judge on The Great Irish Bake Off and for her appearance on The Riordans

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