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Baud History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Baud was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Baud family 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 Baud family


The surname Baud 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 Baud family


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Baud Spelling Variations


Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Baud has appeared Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.

Early Notables of the Baud family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Baud family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Baud:

Baud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Baud, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851 with his brother Stephen

Contemporary Notables of the name Baud (post 1700)


  • Rev. Joseph Baud, Bachelor of Arts, Former Bishop of Visakhapatnam, India

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