Beadle Family History

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Beadle Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a medieval court official, from Middle English bedele (Old English bydel, reinforced by Old French bedel). The word is of Germanic origin, and akin to Old English beodan ‘to command’ and Old High German bodo ‘messenger’. In the Middle Ages a beadle in England and France was a junior official of a court of justice, responsible for acting as an usher in a court, carrying the mace in processions in front of a justice, delivering official notices, making proclamations (as a sort of town crier), and so on. By Shakespeare’s day a beadle was a sort of village constable, appointed by the parish to keep order.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Beagle, Bade, Bradle, Weddle, Searle, Beadles, Belle, Baile, Badley

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Beadle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beadle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Beadle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Beadle Family Origin

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Beadle Family Occupations

What did your Beadle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Beadle family was Lead Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beadle. The most common Beadle occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Beadle's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Lead Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Beadle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Beadle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Beadle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beadle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Beadle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Beadle. For the veterans among your Beadle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beadle Life Expectancy

What is the average Beadle lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Beadle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Beadle in 1952 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beadle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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