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Baid Surname History

Origins Available: English , Scottish

The ancestors of the Baid family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the lands of Baad near Stirling and also from the lands of the same name in Perthshire since the Middle Ages. The name is also derived from the Gaelic word bad which means "thicket" or "hamlet."

Early Origins of the Baid family

The surname Baid was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Baid family

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Baid Spelling Variations

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Baid has been spelled Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.

Early Notables of the Baid family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Baid family to the New World and Oceana

In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Baid:

Baid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Baid who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1856

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