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Bakey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the first family to use the name Bakey lived among the ancient Scottish people called the Picts. The Bakey family lived in the county of Angus at the old manor of Baike.

Early Origins of the Bakey family

The surname Bakey was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times as Lords of the manor of Baikie. However, by the 14th century this family appears to have moved north to the Orkneys where they became a prominent family.

Early History of the Bakey family

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Bakey Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Bakey has appeared Backie, Baikie, Bakey, Baikey, Baky, Baickie and others.

Early Notables of the Bakey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bakey family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bakey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Bakey, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Bakey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Bakey, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Bakey (post 1700)

  • Richard Bakey, Lawyer and Politician

The Bakey Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Commodum non damnum
Motto Translation: A convenience not an injury.

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