Bedford Surname History
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- Bedford spelling & pronunciation
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Bedford Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Bedford may be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Bedford may be in dispute based on whether the name came in to being naturally and independently in different locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on professions, which can come into being in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials).
Bedford Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Bedford come may come from a trade, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these trade-based last names may be a profession in another language. This is why it is important to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its family members. Many western names like Bedford come from religious texts like the Quran, the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, and so on. In many cases these names are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Grace of God".
Bedford Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Bedford family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like Bedford transform in their spelling as they travel across villages, family branches, and countries over time. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Bedford were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in public records. This could have led to misspellings of Bedford.
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Bedford Family Tree
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- John Bedford Sherrill
- Benjamin Watkins Bedford 1794 - 1883
- Thomas Bedford 1751 - 1804
- Martha (Mattie) Bedford Bedford Martin 1808 - ?
- George Bedford Chase 1719 - ?
- George Bedford Turner 1846 - ?
- Lady Georgiana Russell of Bedford 1809 - 1867
- Lord Henry Russell of Bedford 1810 - 1842
- Lord Cosmo Russell of Bedford 1811 - 1875
- Lord Alexander Russell of Bedford 1821 - 1907