Bedell Family History

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Bedell Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Beadle. Possibly a variant of French and German Bedel.

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

Similar surnames: Bodell, Bedel, Bendell, Wadell, Edell, Bedwell, Beel, Udell, Euell

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Bedell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bedell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bedell. 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


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bedell Family Origin

Where is the Bedell family from?

Bedell Family Occupations

What did your Bedell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bedell family was Carpenter. The most common Bedell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Bedell's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bedell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Bedell Historical Records

What Bedell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Bedell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bedell 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bedell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bedell. For the veterans among your Bedell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bedell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bedell lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bedell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bedell in 1950 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bedell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bedell 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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