Beadle Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Beadle Origin:


Origin of Beadle:

It is an interesting and unique name of English origin. It is an alternative geographical name of the locational surname Beadnall from an area so named in Northumberland. The initial spelling of this hamlet listed in the Pipe Rolls of Northumberland in 1161 as ‘Bedehal’ and in 1177, ‘Bedenhala’, and the origin is from the Olde English before 7th Century word ‘Beda’, a particular name of unrecognized origin, and the word ‘halh’, which in this situation means a part of land made by a corner in a river. In the Middle Ages when it was common for people to shift from their mother town to search for work, they often accepted the area name as a source of recognition.


More common variations of this surname are: Beadley, Beaddle, Beadale, Beadele, Badle, Bedle, Beadl, Beadelle, Beedle, Badley.


The name Beadle first organized in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of John Bednell, which was dated December 1574, at Berwick upon Tweed. It was during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, who was known to be the “Good Queen Bess,” dated 1558 – 1603. The origin of surnames during this period became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Beadle settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 17th, 18th, and 19th. Some of the people with the name Beadle who settled in the United States in the 17th century included Gabriel Beadle and John Beadle; both settled in Jamestown, Va in the same year in 1607. John and Gabriel Beadle who settled in Virginia in 1608. John Beadle who arrived in Barbados in 1634. Jon Beadle, who came to Virginia in 1636.

Some of the people with the name Beadle who settled in the United States in the 18th century included John Beadle settled in Maryland in 1725.

Some of the individuals with the name Beadle who settled in the United States in the 19th century included William Beadle, who landed in New York, NY in 1817. William Beadle Jr, who arrived in New York in 1817. Stephen Beadle, who settled in Allegany (Allegheny) Division, Pennsylvania in 1853.


Individuals with the surname Beadle settled in Canada in two different centuries respectively in the 18th and 19th. Some of the people with the name Beadle who settled in Canada in the 18th century included John Beadle, who came to Nova Scotia in 1749. Robert Beadle landed in Nova Scotia in 1750.

Some of the people with the name Beadle who settled in Canada in the 19th century included Chauncey Beadle, who landed in Canada in 1833.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Beadle: United States 4,874; England 3,748; Scotland 164; Germany 202; Australia 590; Jamaica 357; Canada 490; South Africa 457; Wales 147; New Zealand 296.

Notable People:

Chauncey Delos Beadle (August 5, 1866, St. Catharines, Ontario – 1950) was a Canadian-born Zoologist and professor in the southern United States.

David Beadle is a bass musician for the New Zealand-based rock band named The Naked and Famous.

Erastus Flavel Beadle (September 1821 – December 1894) was an American printer and administrator.

George Wells Beadle (October 22, 1903 – June 9, 1989) was an American scientist in the field of heredity.

Sir Thomas Hugh William Beadle CMG OBE PC (6 February 1905 – 14 December 1980) was a Rhodesian advocate, leader and justice who served as his country’s senior judge from the year 1961 to 1977.

Jane (Jean) Beadle (née Wilson) (1 January 1868 – 22 May 1942) was an Australian feminist, social worker, and Labor party member.

Jeremy James Anthony Gibson-Beadle MBE (12 April 1948 – 30 January 2008) was an English television presenter, radio presenter, writer, and producer.

Michelle Denise Beadle (born October 23, 1975) is a sports announcer and manager on ESPN.

Peter Clifford William James Beadle was born in May 1972. He is an English football player at Hereford.

George Harold “Harry” Beadles (September 1897 – August 1958) was a Welsh professional football player for Wales International.

William Henry Harrison Beadle (January 1838 – November 1915) was an American fighter, advocate, and professor.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Notes: (South Ella, co. York). Blazon: Gules a chevron between three escallops argent all within a border engrailed of the last. Crest— A stag’s head erased or, attired and ducally gorged gules.

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