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Subject: Re: Surnames Bedin and Beden
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 24, 2004 at 3:41:23 AM
Reply to: Re: Surnames Bedin and Beden by Sean Foglai
Beden does have a German look - telephone directories might confirm this.
There is an entry for Bedin at www.melegnano.net/cognomi. According to this, Bedin in Italy belongs to Vicenza and Padua. The meaning is uncertain, probably a patronymic derived from some obscure Norman or Celtic given name. The name Beda is mentioned. Bedini and Bedino occur elsewhere in Italy.
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