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Where did the English Baggarley family come from? What is the English Baggarley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Baggarley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Baggarley family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Baggarley surname lived in Cheshire, where they were held estates at Baggiley. The family name was originally derived from the name of this manorial seat. The word baggiley in ancient Saxon means high ground. These place names are generally thought to derive from an Old English personal name Bacga and the Old English word leah, meaning a clearing in the woods.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Baggarley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Baggarley include: Bagley, Baggeley, Baggiley, Baggaley, Bageley, Baggelay, Bagly and many more.
First found in Cheshire, where they were Lords of the Manor of Baggiley and held a family seat there from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. Baguley Hall near Manchester was built in the 14th century by Sir William de Baguley, or possibly by one of his sons. It may have replaced an 11th or 12th century structure.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baggarley research. Another 349 words(25 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1260, 1327, 1379, and 1382 are included under the topic Early Baggarley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Baggarley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Baggarley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words(9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Baggarley or a variant listed above: James Bagley who settled in Virginia in 1639; Thomas Bagly settled in Virginia in 1641; Elizabeth Bagley settled in Virginia in 1638; and Philip Bagley settled in Virginia in 1635. John Bagley settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1750 and founded one of America's most distinguished families..
The Baggarley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baggarley 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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