Distribution Of The Bednall Name:
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Last updated: 23/03/2008


Bednall International Registry

Bednall, etc. Population Through the Ages

 Bednall International Registry

Since writing this article the author has received a publication “THE WORLD BOOK OF BEDNALLS” published by Burke’s Peerage[1]. This contains “The Bednall International Registry” derived (it is claimed) from a world wide search of electoral rolls, telephone directories, city directories and other public lists of names. It relates only to those persons identified whose names are spelt BEDNALL.  The list of Bednall households appears to contain some double entries and there are errors in some of the first names.

“The Bednall International Registry” lists 209 Bednall households and estimates that there are in fact 293 Bednall households world wide.  77 percent of Bednall households are in Great Britain and a further  19 percent in Australia.. Other countries where Bednall households are listed are: the USA approx. 2 %; Canada less than 1% and South Africa approximately 1 %.

The detailed listing for Great Britain is given below.  The highest concentrations of Bednall households appear to occur in Derbyshire -26%; West Midlands -11%; Nottinghamshire -10%; West Yorkshire -10% and Lancashire -8%.  As regards the counties in which the names principally had their origin, table indicates that 2.4 percent of the total number of households listed below are in Staffordshire.  The other counties, e.g. Northumberland, do not currently appear to have any Bednall households.  The limitations of the information on which the table below is based mean that the above figures derived from it should be treated with caution.  What is needed is an accurate map of the distribution of all Bednall/Badnall/Beadnell/Bidnall, etc. households.  


Distribution of Bednall Households in Great Britain (after Burke’s Peerage[ ])  

County

Number of Households

Percentage of Total

Avon

1

0.6

Berkshire

2

1.2

Cambridgeshire

2

1.2

Cheshire

6

3.7

Cornwall and Scilly Isles

1

0.6

Derbyshire

42

26

Devon

1

0.6

Dorset

4

2.4

Dumbartonshire

1

0.6

Essex

2

1.2

Hampshire

7

4

Hertfordshire

2

1.2

Kent

1

0.6

Lancashire

8

5

Lincolnshire

2

1.2

London

4

2.4

Middlesex

1

0.6

North Humberside

3

2

North Yorkshire

1

0.6

Nottinghamshire

17

10

South Yorkshire

5

3

Staffordshire

4

2.4

Surrey

5

3

Tyne and Wear

1

0.6

Warwickshire

1

0.6

West Midlands

18

11

West Sussex

3

3

West Yorkshire

17

10

TOTAL

162

99.3


Bednall / Beadnell / Badnall,  Etc. Population Through the Ages  

If it is assumed that the proportion of the total population bearing Badnall/Bednall, etc. names (and their derivatives) has remained more or less constant over the centuries, then the number of such persons (or families) alive at any period. in the past can be estimated.  

Estimated Badnall / Bednall / Beadnell Population 1085 to 1981

Year

Population of England and Wales.  (refs. 1,2,3,5)

Population of England and Wales.  (ref. 4)

Badnall, Etc. Population

1085

1,250,000

 

24 to 34

1250

2,400,000

3,000,000

45 to 66

1348

3,700,000

4,000,000

70 to 102

1377

2,259,000

2,300,000

43 to 62

1430

2,100,000

2,100,000

40 to 58

1524

2,360,000

3,000,000

44 to 65

1560

3,000,000

3,900,000

56 to 83

1600

3,800,000

5,000,000

72 to 105

1700

5,500,000

5,826,000

104 to 152

1750

6,320,000

6,140,000

119 to 174

1800

8,890,000

9,156,000

167 to 244

1850

17,928,000

 

337 to 493

1900

35,528,000

 

668 to 978

1951

43.758,000

 

823 to 1205

1981

49,011,000

 

922 to 1350

 

References:

1.  Labour Migration in England. Arthur Redford Man.Univ.Press (1800 to 1850). Citing ECK Gonner. S.J.L. xxvi, p.285
2. The Age of Plunder (1500-1547).  W.G.Hoskins, Longman.
3. The Making of the English Landscape.  W.G.Hoskins B.C.A.
4. Population & History.  E.A. Wrigley,  World Universal Library 
5.  CSO Annual Abstract of Statistics 1982, No.118, HMSO

6.  THE WORLD BOOK OF BEDNALLS” published by Burke’s Peerage Copyright Halbert’s Family Heritage.1997

A.W.Bednall, Macclesfield 1996-2001