Bedel Family History
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Bedel Name Meaning
French and German: occupational name from Old French bedel, a word with many senses in medieval Europe, among them ‘beadle’ ‘bailiff’, ‘janitor’, and ‘soldier’ (from Late Latin pedellus, bedellus ‘messenger’, ‘servant’). It is cognate with English Beadle.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press