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The origins of the name Bideau are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the Welsh name ap-Eddow. Over time, this has changed to be known as Bideau.

Bideau Early Origins



The surname Bideau was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Bideau Spelling Variations


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Bideau 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 Bideau family name include Beddow, Beddoe, Bedoe, Bedow, Bedows, Bedlow and many more.

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Bideau Early History


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Bideau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bideau research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bideau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bideau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bideau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bideau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Bideau surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bideau Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Bideau, who landed in Louisiana in 1719

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bideau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bideau (post 1700)



  • Edwin "Ed" H. Bideau III (1950-2013), American lawyer and Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives (2012-2013)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Bideau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bideau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 September 2013 at 14:26.

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