Bade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During the Middle Ages, the surname of Bade was used in Austria. Originally the home of a Celtic people, Austria was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Bade family

The surname Bade was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Literally the name referred to the owner of a health or bathing resort, who was often himself a physician.

Early History of the Bade family

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Bade Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bade include Beder, Bader, Bad, Bade, Baderr, Badder, Baader, Baade, Badenius (Latin), Bading and many more.

Early Notables of the Bade family (pre 1700)

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United States Bade migration to the United States +

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bade were

Bade Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Clem Bade, who arrived in Virginia in 1641 [1]
  • Clemt Bade, who landed in Virginia in 1641 [1]
Bade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludwig Bade, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Friedrich Bade, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Henry William Bade, aged 26, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • Heinrich Bade, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Mr. Bade, who landed in America in 1850 [1]
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Australia Bade migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bade Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Jos. Bade, aged 40, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bade (post 1700) +

  • William George Bade (1924-2012), American mathematician, known for his work on Banach algebras
  • William Frederic Badè (1871-1936), American archaeologist who led the excavation of Tell en-Nasbeh in Palestine
  • Lance Bade (b. 1971), American bronze medalist target shooter at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Jack A. Bade, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Alexander Bade (b. 1970), German retired footballer
  • Jean-Pierre Bade (b. 1960), French retired footballer

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from on Facebook
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