17,483 BIDDLE members around the world
Stay informed about BIDDLE Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
BIDDLE Family HistoryThe primary source of this interesting surname is the Olde English pre 7th Century "bydel", beadle. Reinforced by the Old French "bedel", the word is ultimately of Germanic origin, and related to the Olde English "beodan", to bid, command, and the Old High German "bodo", messenger. In the Middle Ages a beadle was a junior official of a court of justice, whose duties included acting as an usher in a court, delivering official notices, carrying the mace in processions, and making proclamations (as a sort of town crier).
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous BIDDLE (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the BIDDLE tribe
- Find your BIDDLE ancestor
- Tell us about your BIDDLE Family
- Tell us about your BIDDLE ancestors
- Ask a question about the BIDDLE history
- Leave a message for BIDDLE family members
Areas of Origin for BIDDLE
Invite more BIDDLE family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BIDDLE tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest