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Where did the French Bader family come from? What is the French Bader family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bader family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bader family history?

The surname Bader is a local type of surname; it is derived from the local geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Old records show the name Bader was derived from the Old French word bad, which meant "open." The original bearer, therefore, lived in open land. The verb "badar" is from the "occitan" dialect of Old French, found in the southeast of France.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Badet, Baddet, Baddett, Baddette, Badette, Badett, Badeig and many more.

First found in Provence, where this distinguished family have been seated since very early times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bader research. Another 313 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1378, 1539, 1607, and 1626 are included under the topic Early Bader History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Bader Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bader Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Christoph Bader, who arrived in America in 1730
  • Christopher Bader, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1730
  • Andries Bader, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Michl Bader, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Philip Jacob Bader, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744

Bader Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Israel Bader, aged 27, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Adam Bader, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Gottfr Bader, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Jacob Bader, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Joh Mich Bader, who arrived in Texas in 1845


  • Diedrich Bader (b. 1966), American actor
  • Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Stuart Bader (1910-1982), British fighter pilot and double amputee
  • Alfred Bader (b. 1924), industrialist and art collector
  • David A. Bader, Associate Professor and Executive Director of High-Performance Computing in the Georgia Tech College of Computing
  • Ernst Bader (1914-1999), German actor, composer and songwriter
  • Richard F. W. Bader, Canadian quantum chemist, noted for his work on the Atoms in Molecules


  • The Bader-Bauder Family of the Mohawk Valley by Peg Bauder Nielsen.


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The Bader Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bader Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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