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Bidlake Early Origins



The surname Bidlake was first found in 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.

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Bidlake Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bidlake Early History


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Bidlake Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bidlake research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1163, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Bidlake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bidlake Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bidlake Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bidlake 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bidlake Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Bidlake, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • A Bidlake, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bidlake (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bidlake (post 1700)



  • John Bidlake, American politician, U.S. Consul in Barranquilla, 1897
  • John Bidlake (1755-1814), English author, artist and educator
  • Frederick Thomas Bidlake (1867-1933), English racing cyclist
  • William Henry Bidlake (1861-1938), English architect, Director of the School of Architecture at Birmingham School of Art (1919-1924)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Bidlake Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bidlake 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 28 October 2015 at 11:18.

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