The origins of the name Bidel are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the name of a medieval court official called a beadle.
A beadle performed similar duties to those of a bailiff in a modern court of law, as well as acting as a sort of town crier, and later as a constable of the parish.
Early Origins of the Bidel family
The surname Bidel was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bidel family
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Bidel Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bidel has been spelled many different ways, including Beadell, Beadle, Beadles, Beedle, Beedell, Bedle and others.
Early Notables of the Bidel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bidel family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bidels to arrive in North America: John Beadle who settled in Barbados in 1634; John and Gabriel Beadle, who settled in Virginia in 1608; twelve years before the "Mayflower"; Philip and Robert Beadle settled in Virginia in 1653.