Bedlington


Bedlington
This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname from the place called 'Bedlington' in Northumberland. The placename is first recorded in 1050 in St. Cuthbert's 'Historia' as 'Bedlingtun' and in the 'Ecclesiastical history of Durham' or 1130 as 'Betlingtun'. The name means 'the settlement or village of Bed(l)a's people, derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name 'Bed(l)a', a derivative of 'bed', prayer, with the suffix 'ing(a)' meaning 'family, people of', plus 'tun', a settlement, homestead or village. The marriage of Raphe Bedlington to Elizabeth Bidgens was recorded on the 24th May 1679 at Whickham in County Durham, The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Christopher Bedlington, christened, which was dated 22nd August 1574, Jarrow, Co. Durham, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Good Queen Bess, 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Bedlington — Bedlington, Ort in der englischen Grafschaft Durham, 2500 Ew.; dabei große Steinkohlenlager u. eine Eisengießerei …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bedlington — (spr. béddlingt n), Stadt in der engl. Grafschaft Northumberland, 5 km von Blyth, inmitten eines Kohlenreviers, mit (1901) 18,768 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bedlington — (spr. béddlingt n), Stadt in der engl. Grafsch. Northumberland, am Blyth, (1901) 18.768 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bedlington — Coordinates: 55°08′00″N 1°35′00″W / 55.1333°N 1.5833°W / 55.1333; 1.5833 …   Wikipedia

  • Bedlington — /bed ling teuhn/, n. 1. Also called Bedlingtonshire /bed ling teuhn shear , sheuhr/. an urban area in E Northumberland, in N England. 28,167. 2. See Bedlington terrier. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom also called  Bedlingtonshire   town, Wansbeck …   Universalium

  • Bedlington — noun see Bedlington terrier …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bedlington — Original name in latin Bedlington Name in other language State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 55.13061 latitude 1.59319 altitude 49 Population 16831 Date 2008 09 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Bedlington — /bed ling teuhn/, n. 1. Also called Bedlingtonshire /bed ling teuhn shear , sheuhr/. an urban area in E Northumberland, in N England. 28,167. 2. See Bedlington terrier …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedlington — n. English breed of terriers (type of dog); Bedlingtonshire (area in northern England) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bedlington — bed·ling·ton …   English syllables


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