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Bideman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Bideman dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person hired to pray for another's soul after his death. The surname Bideman is derived from the Old English terms bede, which means prayer, and man, which means man. In medieval England, there were also beadhouses, or almshouses for the poor, where the inhabitants were required to pray for their benefactors. In a publication by Skelton in 1528, he wrote of Other smale mynisters, as reders and singers, bedemen and bellringers.

Early Origins of the Bideman family

The surname Bideman was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Bideman family

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Bideman Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bideman has undergone many spelling variations, including Beadman, Bedman, Bedeman, Bedemon, Beadmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Bideman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bideman family to the New World and Oceana

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bideman were among those contributors: Elizabeth Beadman who arrived in Virginia in 1650.

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