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The name Baldy was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Baldy family lived in Peeblesshire.

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Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Baldy has appeared as Bald, Baald, Bauld and others.

First found in Peebles, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baldy research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1553, 1627, 1776, 1783, 1859, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Baldy History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baldy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Baldy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Baldy, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Conrad Baldy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740

Baldy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century



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