Early Origins of the Bidlake family
Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Bidlake family
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Bidlake 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 Bidlake family name include Bidlake, Bidluck, Bidlak, Bidlook, Bedlake, Bydlake, Bylake and many more.
Early Notables of the Bidlake family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bidlake family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bidlake Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bidlake (post 1700)
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